Laura writes to capture and amplify voices that policymakers, reading audiences and future generations must hear.
A skilled interviewer and researcher, Laura currently directs communications efforts at the Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI) at Wheaton College. In this role, she produces and edits the Better Samaritan blog and podcast hosted by Christianity Today.
She worked previously at the nonprofit cable network C-SPAN, where she handled nationwide publicity initiatives and worked as a producer for the Washington Journal, the network’s flagship morning program. Laura also worked in press and legislative roles at the U.S. House of Representatives, the Illinois Senate, and the Indiana House of Representatives.
As a journalist, Laura has freelanced for publications like Christianity Today, WORLD, and Relevant Magazine. She has participated in the Redbud Writers Guild, the WORLD Journalism Institute, the Lugar Series, and the American Studies Program. In 2018 Wheaton Academy selected her as Young Alumni of the Year.
Laura earned a B.A. in psychology from Taylor University in Upland, Ind. and a M.A. in journalism from American University in Washington, D.C.
Writing can be found on her website, www.laurafinch.com.