Laura is argentinean; she studied at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, where she earned a PhD degree in agricultural sciences. She is a retired Professor at the Universidad Nacional Experimental Francisco de Miranda, Coro, Venezuela. She currently teaches statistics at the Masters's Program in Public Administration and the Doctoral Program in Arts and Humanities at the Universidad de Rosario, Argentina. She is an expert in biometry. Among the extensive list of publications and projects she has participated in, she played a key role in the development of the FDiversity software together with Dr. Fernando Casanoves and MSc. Julio Di Rienzo.