Laura is an accomplished professional holding a wealth of experience in project management, stakeholder engagement, policy design, curriculum design and research. She holds a B.Eng in Chemical Engineering from Sheffield University and a Msc. in Oil and Gas Engineering from Aberdeen University.

Laura is currently the Director at Strathmore Extractives Industry Centre (SEIC), housed at the Strathmore University Law School. SEIC is a semi-autonomous research centre involved in evidence based and impact driven research, capacity building, policy development and stakeholder engagement in Africa’s extractives industry. Laura has distinguished herself in the energy and petroleum sector through her work, which centres on gender in the extractives industry, local content, Environment, Health and Safety in the Petroleum Sector, transparency and accountability as well as different capacity building initiatives.

Laura sits as a board member for the Society of Petroleum Engineers – Kenyatta University Chapter.

She is passionate about local content and is always working to bridge the gender gaps within the energy and extractive sectors.