Laura has experience in leadership and advocacy internationally and at home in Australia. She is the National President of the United Nations Association of Australia’s Young Professionals Network, leading a team of hundreds of volunteers across the country. Laura has previously worked as a consultant for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva, Switzerland and volunteered with advocacy organisation Human Rights First in New York. She was a rapporteur for the 2nd UNESCO Conference on Global Citizenship Education in France and a panellist at the World Education Forum in South Korea.
In 2014, Laura was selected as the Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations – the only role of its kind in the country. In this role, she engaged with a variety of stakeholders including young people, politicians and civil society. Laura’s term as Youth Representative culminated with a speech at the UN General Assembly on the importance of good mental health, resilience and well-being.
Laura works as a human rights lawyer with a practice in refugee and migration law.