Laira joined GOBankingRates in 2016, where she creates branded content top-tier banks. Previously she was a magazine editor for the boutique publisher of The National Jurist, preLaw, Golf Inc., Our City San Diego and Lawyer & Statesmen. Her writing has appeared in FLAUNT and Thought Catalog, the latter of which has been taught in college classrooms and cited in academic papers. Laira received her BA in Communication from University of California, San Diego, where she also served as the university newspaper’s editor-in-chief. Read more.