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Laura is a second year student in the MFA Creative Writing program at UNCW with an emphasis in Nonfiction. She hopes to branch into the field of journalism in the future with a not-so secret goal of eventually working for or being Ira Glass, whose program “This American Life” has been a source of inspiration in her work. Laura completed her undergraduate work in at the University of Michigan with a degree in English from the Residential College. She traveled to China to study Mandarin at Qinghai Normal University for a year and now can be found hanging out in Downtown Wilmington with her constant companion, JoJo. This year, Laura is continuing as the Membership Intern at WHQR, where you can find her doing a wide array of tasks, from number-crunching to art-gallery hosting. Her experience as a classically trained musician and her interest in the arts, whether writing or painting or film, makes WHQR the ideal place to get to know the community of artists and art-enthusiasts in Wilmington!