Lauren is from Oak Lawn, a suburb outside of Chicago, and received her B.A. in Education from Eastern Illinois University. Lauren is currently finishing her Masters degree in Teaching Diverse Populations, with an ESL and SPED endorsement, at CU Boulder. She previously taught kindergarten and first grade for five years in Glenwood Springs, CO and joined Westerly Creek in 2013. In her spare time she likes to mountain bike, raft, ski, watch movies, travel, and socialize with friends.