Payton was born and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan,
before moving to Ottawa to complete her BA in Communication
at the University of Ottawa.
She has a deep and abiding passion for politics,
having worked on and around Parliament Hill for six years.
Laura entered her first year of the Master of
Journalism program at Carleton University after deciding to
pursue another one of her passions: writing.
She devoted much of her time at the U of O to
volunteering for the Fulcrum, the English-language campus
weekly, and will be returning to Ottawa in June to work as
an intern at the Ottawa Citizen.
She hopes to one day combine her love of politics
and of journalism by working as a reporter on the Hill. When
she isn’t locked in an editing suite on campus, Laura
enjoys running, reading Jane Austen novels, and watching movies.