Laura Cechanowicz is a mixed media artist dedicated to sound and production design, among other interests. Her training includes experience in the Los Angeles film industry and higher level education. She received her BA with honors from the University of Michigan with majors in Film & Video, Psychology and German; her MA in Film Studies from the University of Iowa; her MFA in Animation from the University of Southern California; and she began her PhD in Media Arts and Practice at USC this fall, where she worked as the Sound Lead for the Advanced Game Project Miralab this past year. As a sound designer, Laura is committed to crafting rich environments and creating emotional experiences through experimental and musical sound design. She is highly influenced not only by media and history, but also by neuroscience and psychology.