Laura co-founded, with Paul, Planet Happiness, a project of the Happiness Alliance, for which she serves as executive director, a nonprofit providing resources and tools in the Happiness and Well-being movement since 2010. She co-authored The Happiness Policy Handbook, as well as Happiness, Well-being &Sustainability: A Course in Systems Change and other books. Laura served as chair for IEEE Standard 7010 Recommended Practice for Assessing the Impact of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems on Human Well-Being. Laura is on the editorial board of Springer's International Journal of Community Well-being. She is a lawyer with an MBA.