“Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.”

Alan Turing

Laura joins us from St Asaph in North Wales, where she grew up with her mum, dad, sister and numerous pets, all of which had a habit of dying on her birthday (suspicious?).

When she wasn’t losing small animals or off on intrepid adventures climbing Snowdon, Laura was playing and teaching the piano or reading mathematical theorem (ask her about Hilbert’s paradox of the Grand Hotel if you have a spare week).

Laura’s love of Maths continued through school to university, where she studied Mathematics and Statistics at Manchester. There, she wrote an incredibly cheery dissertation based on predicting how long terminally ill patients would live post-diagnosis, and studied a whole module dedicated to Google’s algorithms which gave Laura her first glimpse into the weird and wonderful world of PPC.

Needing a well-deserved break after that dissertation and her inability to keep even a wild pigeon alive for more than 2 weeks, Laura took a year out after graduating to find herself where she went diving with whale sharks in the Philippines, took part in a three-day water fight in Bangkok, and got all the way to the top of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa only then to discover she had a dizzying fear of heights and was unable to even leave the lift.

Once firmly back on solid ground, Laura knew she didn’t want to be number-crunching all day, and so for her PPC was the perfect choice. Just don’t ever ask her to pet-sit…