Laura TurnerProduction Team

As a member of Rialto Academy’s production team, Laura helps to develop, design, and implement digital learning experiences.

Laura brings her background in art and design, as well as 15 years of experience in the higher education classroom, to help create engaging and impactful training that always puts the learner first. She graduated from Bard College with a B.A. in Photography in 2001, and earned her MFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008. In 2016, she earned a certificate in User Experience Design from General Assembly, which sparked her interest in creating user-centered digital products and experiences- and also led her to discover the world of online learning.

Laura has been teaching photography at the college level since 2005, at universities including UT Dallas, Texas Woman's University, St. Edward’s University, Texas State University, and the University of Texas at Austin.

She lives and works in beautiful Austin, Texas - where she can be found swimming at Barton Springs, making photographs while hiking the Greenbelt with friends, or reading at one of her many favorite local coffee spots.