Laura Krutko is a member of the Fort Norman Métis Nation, and was student in the Environment and Natural Resources Access Program. After graduating from Chief Albert Wright School in her home community of Tulı́t’a in 2006, Laura explored a couple of different career options. She completed the Building Trades Helper Program Certificate program at the Yellowknife Aurora College campus in 2008. During 2011-2012 she spent a year working in Tulı́t’a as a part time substitute teacher, student support assistant and librarian at the school, and cashier/stock person at the Northern store. She followed up this experience by completing the Teacher Assistant Certificate Program at Grande Prairie Regional College in 2012.
Laura enjoys sports, and has been active as a volunteer basketball coach. She was Youth Ambassador for the Canada Winter Games (2006) and Arctic Winter Games (2012), both in Whitehorse. During that time she had opportunities to give back to the community, and in the process gained both leadership and teamwork skills.