Laura is a Florida native all the way. She grew up in South Florida, and she attended college at Florida State University where she studied English and Psychology. Laura recently moved to Austin to pursue her passion for teaching at Fusion Academy. Before coming to Fusion, Laura worked for herself full-time selling original artwork, handmade crafts, and upcycled vintage finds. Laura still sells her work on Etsy and at vendor events under the name LauraHartzDesigns. In her free time, Laura constantly paints and immerses herself in any and every DIY project. Besides creating, Laura loves exploring with her two fur babies, Graham and River. Laura also enjoys cooking vegetarian meals, reading and writing, being outdoors, and traveling. Laura is excited to learn Austin’s culture and to be part of the Fusion team!