Laura was born in Madrid, Spain but lived for 12 years in Salamanca, where she started her life as a student of Psychology. It didn’t take long until she shifted her focus from the human mind to the far more complex (ahem) ‘minds’ of computers. She ultimately finished University with a degree in IT.
It was only when she took an administrative position with a construction firm in Spain that she realised she had a passion for finance and accounting. After 6 years working in that field in Spain, she made the leap to the UK.
Laura entered the crazy world of coffee purely through accident but has quickly realised that her role as Accounting and Finance Specialist at Mercanta marries her two passions – hard numbers and coffee – perfectly.
In addition to helping manage Mercanta’s finances, Laura has a (not-so) lucrative side-business as the company’s wardrobe and uniform coordinator.