Director of Sonar (wearesonar.org), working to recognize dolphin and whale's rights to their own lives.
Laura co-founded and is director of Sonar, a dolphin and whale protection organization that represents a new wave in cetacean activism. Sonar conducts research that challenges scientific “objectivity”, advocates for cetacean legal rights and is changing the ways they are represented in the media.
Born and raised in Ottawa, Laura moved to San Francisco where she is currently based. She has met "friendly" dolphins in Europe and the Bahamas, witnessed the notorious dolphin killing cove in Japan and has presented her work at universities and institutions in the UK and throughout the US.