During her career in the entertainment industry, Laura was responsible for overseeing business and legal affairs for the DreamWorks SKG movie division and was the VP of Legal Affairs for Walt Disney Pictures and Touchstone Pictures. Since leaving DreamWorks, she has served on many nonprofit boards and is currently the Board Chair of P.S. Arts and a member of the Board of City Year Los Angeles. She has taught in the field of philanthropy and social enterprise as a guest lecturer at UCLA, and as an Adjunct Professor at the USC Marshall School of Business. She received a B.A. in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Michigan, and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.