Laura is a filmmaker and photographer based in Washington, DC. She holds a master of fine arts degree from American University?s film and electronic media program. As We Forgive began as Laura?s masters thesis and has now taken on a life of its own. Laura is currently screening the film across the country and has plans to take it back to Rwanda to help aid in further reconciliation work. Most recently, Laura served on the crew of 14 Women, an acclaimed documentary on the lives of the female U.S. Senators, directed by Mary Lambert. In the past, Laura worked as Director of Creative Arts and Outreach at Church of the Resurrection, as a development coordinator for the Discovery Health Channel, and as a research assistant for MSNBC host Chris Matthews. She is a 2001 graduate of Furman University and lives on Capitol Hill with her husband, Tommy.