Laura Pulteney is interning with the Salamander Trust helping to develop and implement the Stepping Stones communications strategy. In 2009 she worked in a Bureau d’Information Jeunnesse in Toulouse, an organisation whose aims are to improve social engagement and reduce exclusion of young people. She studied French and Spanish at Manchester University, which included a year abroad studying at the Université d’Avignon and Universidad de la Habana. After graduating she taught English at a Universidad Tecnológica in Mexico and at the Universidad de la Salle in Colombia. She has undertaken voluntary work in various capacities for Oxfam, Mind, Magic Carpet and Student Action for Refugees. In March 2016 she attended the East African training of trainers workshop for Stepping Stones with Children where she also picked up some very basic Ki-Swahili.