Laura Ieraci, M.A.
Laura Ieraci, PhL, MS, has scholarly interests in communications and theology, in particular how they intersect in their practical application in church settings. She holds a Bachelor of Education degree from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, with minors in English and history. She completed a Master of Science degree in Communications at Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York, and a Licentiate at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the Pontifical Gregorian University. Her research is on the use of advertising in the Catholic Church and its impact on evangelization.
Mrs. Ieraci is a five-time award-winning journalist and has been published in English Catholic media worldwide. She is the founder of AVIVA Media / Communications, a production and communications consulting firm for nonprofit organizations. As a journalist and communications specialist, she worked or consulted for: Catholic News Service, Vatican Radio, Archdiocese of Montreal, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma, Salt+Light Television, Catholic Times Montreal, Canadian Religious Conference and Catholic News Agency, among others.
Prior to her work in communications, Mrs. Ieraci taught Catholic religious and moral education at several high schools in Canada, as well as English and research methods at Unity College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She also has a ministry as a financial coach, helping to renew marriages through the application of sound biblical principles in finance.