Laurence worked on Tibetan Buddhist canons, Kangyurs and Tengyurs, in her MA program. Her current interest is in Tantric Buddhism, especially Indian Tantric Buddhism, and the tantric texts preserved in Dunhuang manuscripts. The language Laurence uses in her research is mainly Classical Tibetan and Chinese. She is attempting to master more languages relevant to Tantra, such as Classical Sanskrit, to expand her field of study and deepen her research.
Growing up in the traditional Tibetan Buddhist environment, Laurence obtained her MA in Translation, Textual Interpretation and Philology from Rangjung Yeshe Institute, Kathmandu.