Prior to Kalypso, Laura worked at Ernst & Young LLP (EY) in their People Advisory Services group. She began her career at EY as an actuarial consultant, performing annual actuarial valuation services for defined benefit and health and welfare plans based on economic and demographic assumptions and the resulting 100+ year actuarial forecasts.
Later, Laura focused on various human capital consulting projects in areas such as HR transformation, development of people strategy and forecasts, alignment of HR strategy and business strategy, service delivery strategy and implementation, HR organization design, business process design, HR technology implementation and HR outsourcing, workforce planning, and labor forecasting.
Laura is a manager in the Foresight practice for Kalypso where she converts foresight (trends, forecasts, scenarios) into strategic opportunities. By identifying and quantifying societal, technological, environmental, economic and political tendencies she works with her clients to drive priorities, investment and innovation.
Laura is an active member of the Association of Professional Futurists and is an adjunct professor in the University of Houston’s College of Technology Masters program, where she teaches Statistical Forecasting in the summers.
Laura is a workout enthusiast, and an avid coffee drinkin’, cowboy-boot wearin’ hot sauce connoisseur. In her down time, she likes to re-write pop song lyrics about her dog and overall quirkiness. Laura is also addicted to international solo travel – she has to jump the pond several times a year to ward off the shakes.