Laura Leichtman is currently studying architectural design at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, in pursuit of a Master of Architecture degree. She graduated from Rutgers-New Brunswick (May 2016) with a double-major in Art History and Mathematics. She was awarded High Honors for her outstanding thesis on the architectural history of Broadway Theaters. She was the recipient of the 2015 Bzdak Travel Award which offered her the opportunity to do art history research in Milan, Italy. She also designed sets for various stage productions at Rutgers.
After college, Laura worked as an architectural historian with Dixon Advisory. In this role, Laura researched the histories of properties owned by the Dixon Advisory Fund to better understand their unique stories and untold value. Laura was also a major contributor in preparing documents for Landmark Preservation Commission applications. While at Dixon, Laura researched over forty properties across Jersey City, Brooklyn and Manhattan.