Laura is a PhD candidate in the Music Education program at Western University in London, Ontario. A recipient of the SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship-Doctoral award, Laura’s research interests include the social and affective impact of collective singing on involuntarily childless women, the impact of infertility on the female voice, and lifelong musical learning. Since 2004, Laura has established herself as a self-employed private instructor of voice, piano, and music theory. She is Music Director of the Addison Women’s Choir in Cambridge, Ontario, and enjoys her roles with Choral Canada as a member of both the advocacy committee and the Student Chapter. Laura also regularly writes student columns for Choral Canada’s journal, Anacrusis, and Choirs Ontario’s online magazine, Dynamic.