Short Bio:
Laurie is currently teaching Interactive Design and Foundation Courses at Pasadena City College in the Division of Fine Arts and Media Studies. She has recently returned from a two-year leave-of-absence, where she worked as the Senior Director of Education at She now works as a consultant in Education for OTL where she serves and supports academic initiatives, academic innovation and solutions, and evangelizes all things education in higher ed. Prior to starting at, in July 2009, she served for 16 years as both a Professor in Interaction Design as well as the Director of the Pasadena City College Digital Media - serving the state of California as a regional resource for collaboration between education, industry, and the community.

Speaking Experience: SIGGRAPH; MacWorld; Adobe MAX; League of Innovation; Flash Forward; Summer Conference (Yale, Princeton, The Ohio State University, CSU Monterey, Penn State, U Wisconsin Madison, SAIC, John Hopkins, Stanford, Santa Barbara City College, Pasadena City College, Brooks Institute, Full Sail, Laureate, etc); Adobe Ed Leadership Summer Institute; Economic Workforce Development Workshop; Occupational Workforce Conference, CA.