Laura is a Louisiana native who has been exploring her second bayou-home since graduating from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism in 2015. Joining the Houstonia team in August 2017, she has taken the reins of SagaCity’s custom publications and also contributes data-focused and animal-related content to Houstonia.

Previously, she served as data reporter for the Houston Business Journal, where she managed the annual Book of Lists. She has also reported on an array of subjects in Houston, Louisiana and Chicago ranging from technology to weddings to tacos.

Laura is a die-hard LSU Tigers fan, having competed for the school’s varsity swim team in undergrad, and living five minutes from campus for 22 years of her life. Now she, her husband and their golden retriever live in a 1954 fixer-upper in Garden Oaks–Oak Forest.  

52 Road Trips

Get Your Nature On! 5 Outdoor Road Trips

While you can’t get everywhere in Texas on one tank of gas, there are plenty of amazing destinations within 350 miles. Here are five of our favorites.

04/30/2014 Photography by Peter Holley

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: April 18–20

Where to go, who to see, and what to do this weekend

04/16/2014 By Michael Hardy

Crawfish Season

Massive Crawfish and Monster Po-Boys at Calliope's

Who cares about history when the food is this good?

04/15/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Opera

Review: Das Rheingold Kicks Ring Cycle Off With Bang

Masterful new production features world-class singing, astonishing visual effects, and innovative staging.

04/14/2014 By Michael Hardy

Literature

Brazos Bookstore Celebrates 40 Years in Business

Karl Kilian, the founder of Houston's premier independent bookstore, reflects back on four decades at the center of the city's literary scene.

04/04/2014 By Holly Beretto

Crepe Expectations

Holy Crepe!

Melange Creperie is still going strong four years in.

03/31/2014 By Sydney Lopez

Picks

Your Guide to Can't-Miss April Festivals

From whisky extravaganzas to crawfish festivals to battle reenactments, there's plenty to do this month.

03/28/2014 By BoJanay Posey

Meet the Stylist

Stop Wearing Your Jacket as a Cape

And other advice from Houston fashion blogger Shasie Turner.

03/28/2014 By Sarah Gabbart

Burger Time

Stanton's City Bites Burgers Still Wowing Crowds

Checking in on the First Ward burger stand a year after owner Art Fong's death.

03/19/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Taste of Chinatown

Dim Sum: Chinese Brunch

Fung's Kitchen offers one of the tastiest dim sum spreads in the city.

05/31/2013 By Robb Walsh

Foodways Texas Benefit

A Community Barbecue

Houstonia Magazine and D&T Drive Inn host a whole-hog barbecue and a blackberry cobbler contest.

05/08/2013 By Robb Walsh