Laura Arenschield
Director, Editorial Strategies


  • Ohio University
    Bachelor of Science, Journalism
  • Goucher College
    Master of Fine Arts, Nonfiction Writing


  • Narrative Writing
  • Science and Technology Research Communications
  • Interviews and Personal Profiles
  • Media Relations
  • Policy Research and Analysis

Laura offers Werth clients the skills and experience of a gifted communications strategist. Clients working with her can expect insightful and engaging writing on even the most complex of subjects, along with the intellectual curiosity that underlies strong research and smart solutions. Laura sorts through the noise to analyze problems and identify opportunities for clients.

Good writing starts with understanding, and Laura’s background in journalism, higher education, medical, research and science writing gives her a well-developed ability to quickly get to the core of an issue and determine the most powerful messages.

A veteran journalist and public relations professional, she is best known in Columbus for her work at The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus Monthly and The Ohio State University, where she wrote about science and technology, medicine and environmental issues. 

Her clients include bio- and life-sciences companies, advocacy organizations and nonprofits; state agencies that focus on improving the lives of Ohioans; organizations devoted to assisting people affected by opioid and substance use disorder; institutions of higher learning; and companies that connect people with meaningful careers. As a professional who is primarily motivated by her values, Laura feels most connected to people who bring passion to their work. That passion has been a hallmark of her career. 

Prior to joining Werth, Laura worked with The Ohio State University’s lead communications team to tell compelling stories about Ohio State’s scientific research, focusing on the physical sciences, tech end engineering. Before that, she developed content strategies that connected donors to the OSU Wexner Medical Center, the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, and the OSU College of Medicine.

Laura’s distinguished career includes four years at The Columbus Dispatch, where she led coverage of science and environmental issues. Her award-winning work informed readers and influenced public policy. Laura’s feature writing also has been recognized for excellence; her long-form narrative personality profiles have won numerous awards across the country.

An Ohio native, Laura is deeply committed to work that improves our state and community. The passion and integrity she brings to her work are assets for any client.

In Laura, Werth clients have a thoughtful storyteller, a strategic partner and a determined advocate.