Laura Payette is a learning design consultant with Nielsen. She has seven years of design and development experience in learning and development, spanning roles in a consulting capacity, internally on a small team, and now in the corporate space with Nielsen. In 2013, she won the National Excellence in Training Award from ATMC for her work on automotive safety training. Prior to earning her MEd, Laura spent eight years in marketing and advertising agencies, building client relationships, copywriting and editing, managing projects, and building awareness for the brands and projects she supported. She participates regularly in industry Twitter chats and Skype discussions.