Laura Edwards joined the University of Miami Athletic Department in August 2023 as the Business Operations & Accounting Analyst.
Prior to joining UM Athletics, Edwards served as a Digital Activation Senior Associate at OMD USA, managing McDonald’s digital advertising budgets and campaign analysis.
Edwards entered intercollegiate athletics when pursuing a Dual Master’s degree at Virginia Commonwealth University. While earning her MBA and Master’s in Sport Leadership, Edwards initiated purchase requisitions and reconciled travel expenses as a graduate assistant for the VCU Athletics Business Office.
A native of Lexington, Ky., Edwards graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and Advertising. As a DePaul Track and Field Athlete, Edwards was a 4x100m Relay Champion and 4x400m Relay Champion. Edwards served as a Team Captain, Big East Outdoor Champion Team Runner-Up across two years and Big East Indoor Champion Team Runner-Up. Edwards was also selected her senior year as DePaul Sports Performance Athlete of the Year.