Dr. Laura McGuire is a nationally recognized sexuality educator, trauma-informed specialist, and inclusion consultant at the National Center for Equity and Agency. She worked as a 6th- to 12th-grade health and social studies teacher for at-risk teen girls in Florida before earning her graduate degree. Dr. McGuire earned her bachelor’s degree in social sciences from Thomas Edison State University and her graduate degrees in educational leadership for change from Fielding Graduate University. Her doctoral dissertation, entitled Seen But Not Heard: Pathways to Improve Inclusion of LGBT Persons and Sexual Trauma Survivors in Sexual Health Education, examined the marginalization of sexual minorities within health education on a global scale.
In 2015, she served as the first Sexual Violence Prevention and Education program manager at the University of Houston, and in 2017, she became the first victim advocate/prevention educator at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. She is a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and the Society of Professional Consultants, and currently serves on numerous inclusion councils and boards. Dr. McGuire lives in the United States with her two children, where she works as a full-time consultant and expert witness.