Laura is from Ames, Iowa. Before pursuing medical illustration, Laura studied fine art, food, wine, and philosophy. She has followed her interests around the world and continues to enjoy any opportunity to learn and experience new things.
When Laura is not in the studio, she loves to spend time outdoors hiking, birdwatching, collecting specimens, sketching, or painting (or indoors enjoying a great bottle of wine).
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration, TBA May 2016.
Iowa State University Ames, IA
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, BA in Biological/Pre-medical Illustration, 2014.
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, BA Philosophy, 2008.
College of Design, BA in Art & Design, 2008.
Iowa Culinary Institute,
Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts, 2010.
Certificate of Enology, 2010.
Experience & Activities
National Aquarium in Baltimore
Balitmore, MD, 2015.
Department of Biophysics & Biophysical Chemistry
Department of Interventional Neuroradiology
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD, 2015.
College of Engineering (Departments of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Materials Science Engineering)
Department of Anthropology
Sakaguchi Laboratory of Developmental Biology
Landscape Ecology & Sustainable Ecosystem Modeling Lab
Iowa State University, Ames, IA, December 2012-May 2014.
Digital Salon Designer
iSO-FORM & Association of Medical Illustrators
Ames, IA, 2010.
- Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI), Student Member, 2014 – present.
- Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, 2014-present
- Guild of Sommeliers
- Phi Beta Kappa
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2015 Frank H. Netter, M.D. Scholarship in Medical Art
2015 Chester W. Reather Scholarship in Art as Applied to Medicine
2015 William P. Didusch Scholarship
2014 Ranice W. Crosby Scholarship
2014 W. B. Saunders Company Scholarship in Art as Applied to Medicine
2003 National Merit Scholar Finalist
- Association of Medical Illustrators, Annual Salon Exhibition, Cleveland, OH, 2015.
- Great Lakes Aquarium, Boundary Waters Fine Art Exhibition, Duluth, MN, 2014-2015.
- Art on Main, Boundary Waters Fine Art Exhibition, Ames, IA, 2014.
- Somerset Clocktower, Boundary Waters Fine Art Exhibition, Ames, IA 2013.
- Art in the Round, Biological & Scientific Illustration Exhibition, Ames, IA, 2012.