Laura Gareau completed her BA in Sociology and Anthropology with a minor in English at Carleton University in 2003. She also holds the Social Service Worker diploma from Algonquin College, 2004. She has worked at Carleton University since 2006 as a full-time continuing employee. Prior to joining the Communication and Media Studies program in 2019, she has worked in the School of Public Policy and Administration for 7 years. She has also held positions in the SPROTT School of Business, Alumni Services, and the Department of University Communications.