Laura Jennings grew up in a small community just southwest of Austin. Always interested in art, she earned a BFA at Texas State University in studio art along with a teaching certificate. For two years she taught abroad in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. She honed her printmaking skills as a studio assistant for Austin artist Daryl Howard and later attended the University of North Texas, earning an MFA in painting and drawing. Along with art making, she is presently an art teacher at Cedar Park High School near Austin.