Laura started rowing back in 2011 with Villa Maria High School. In her last high-school season in 2015, she gained a NZ U19 Junior trial. She was motivated to continue rowing after being unsuccessful at the trial, where she worked towards and got named into Southern RPC. in 2016, Laura came away with some silverware at her first Nationals, then went on to compete at the Aon University Rowing National Championships for the University of Canterbury. Laura made the NZ U21 Rowing team in 2016, racing in the Women's sweep boats against Australia in the Trans-Tasman Series.
In 2017, Laura went on to row for Southern RPC again where she won her first Red Coat, winning the Women's Premier Eight with Southern RPC, alongside some Olympian rowers. Laura earned a NZ U23 trial where she was named in the NZ U23 Women's Quad. The Quad faced some tough competition, coming away with 8th overall at the U23 World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Laura then moved up north to Auckland RPC for the 2017/18 summer, joining the women's sweep squad there. She raced for Southern RPC at the 2018 NZ Rowing Championship at Lake Karapiro, claiming Silver in the Women's Premier Eight. Laura went on to make the NZ U23 Coxless Pair in 2018, racing at the U23 World Rowing Championships in Poznan, Poland, claiming 11th overall with partner - Ruby Willis.
Laura found herself down in Blenheim at Central RPC for the 2018/19 summer season, joining the Women's Sculling Squad. She raced for Southern RPC at the 2019 National Rowing Championships at Lake Ruataniwha, winning Gold in the Women's U22 Coxless Quad, Double and Silver in the Women's Premier Eight. After performing some outstanding performances, she was named in the NZ U23 Women's Quad. The crew went on to be super competitive and claim 5th at the U23 World Rowing Championships in Sarasorta, Florida - USA.
Laura decided to have a bit of a break from rowing for the next couple of years, to prioritize her professional career. At the start of 2022, she was named in the NZ Elite Development Squad based at Lake Karapiro. After some perseverance and hard work, Laura has been named in the 2023 Women's Sculling Squad. Laura has teamed up with Kate Haines in one of the Elite Women's Double Sculls for the 2023 World Rowing Cup III in Lucerne, Switzerland - finishing 16th overall as a fresh combination.
Off the water, Laura has completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Human Resources through the University of Canterbury. Laura works part-time as a Senior HR Advisor at Deloitte Hamilton. She does this while balancing training with the NZ Elite Rowing Squad.