Laurie is Volta’s Marketing Manager + Senior Inclusion Advisor. She is responsible for leading the marketing team at Volta, co-leads the Women Taking over the World with Tech Program, and researches/implements ways to make Volta’s programming, events and space more inclusive. Before moving to Halifax, Laurie spent several years working as a journalist in Kitchener-Waterloo, covering municipal and regional politics, the ever-growing startup scene, local heritage issues and business development. Laurie is passionate about digital storytelling, animal welfare, continuous learning and community development. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Political Sciences from the University of British Columbia, and a Print Journalism Diploma from Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. Laurie is also the Marketing Director on the Fusion Halifax Board, a volunteer run, non-profit organization that believes young leaders are an incredibly valuable part of any community.