Laura Bunting undertook an internship with the United Nations Global Compact Cities Programme in 2016. Her role focused primarily on the development of a City Action Plan for Rotorua. Laura also assisted the Cities Programme with the compilation of City Scan reports and the delivery of the Ethical Cities Urban Thinkers Campus that took place in Melbourne, February 2016.
Formally an undergraduate student of the University of Melbourne, Laura was completing a post-graduate degree in Politics and International Relations at the University of Auckland. Her research concerned legitimisation strategies and public policy in Post-Revolutionary China.