Laura is an advocate for impact-driven businesses, and brings a combined background of communications and research. She currently works with startups out of UBC’s venture accelerator, entrepreneurship@UBC (e@UBC). She is leading initiatives to promote greater diversity amongst entrepreneurs, and looking to see how to create more equitable opportunities. Previous to e@UBC, she worked as a Strategy Analyst for a clothing retailer, conducting research projects and compiling quarterly reporting systems. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia, with a specialization in marketing and sustainability. Outside of work, Laura is part of a local organization combatting human trafficking, as well as the Vancouver Rent Bank. Laura is an avid traveler, hockey geek, amateur gardener, and experimenter of new recipes.