Laura was born & raised in La Paz, Bolivia and immigrated to the U.S when she was seven years old. She studied Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, focusing on political ecology and the racialization of cities. At UNC, she formed part of several student and community organizing groups, namely around the gentrification of Chapel Hill and its racialized geography. In 2014, Laura and two other students made a documentary about UNC's racist monuments and buildings, while organizing with other students and community members to remove these symbols of white supremacy. Since then, she has worked as a special projects organizer for Boston Public Schools and as a grant writer for a youth development nonprofit in Jamaica Plain, MA. Laura is particularly interested in queer and immigrant rights movements, environmental justice, prison abolition, as well as in the interconnectedness of all fights against oppression and white supremacy. Laura also enjoys writing creative non-fiction, looking at pugs on Instagram, watching Hellraiser, and planning a visit to meet the oldest living organism in the world: an 80,000 year old clonal colony tree living in Utah.
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