Lauren is a Fort Wayne native who grew up dancing at Fort Wayne Ballet, Premiere Dance Company, the Woodside Middle School and Homestead High School dance teams, and later at the Fort Wayne Dance Collective. While attending DePauw University, she interned with the Fort Wayne Dance Collective as a teaching artist, Healing Arts volunteer, and arts administration assistant. Lauren studied and taught coursework on dance at The Burren College of Art in Ireland, Ghost Ranch New Mexico, DePauw University, and at various local Indiana K-12 schools. She graduated from DePauw University with a double major in Communication and Studio Art. 

Upon graduation, Lauren moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in arts and entertainment management working at NBCUniversal, The Getty Center, The Television Academy Foundation, and later at DreamWorks Animation TV. 
Lauren continues to be involved in the arts. She currently works as a remote Production Coordinator and Legal Assistant for an animated television series that will air on Netflix in 2020. She enjoys spending her free time helping out in the Fort Wayne Arts community at Artlink, Artlink’s 212, CreativeMornings, and in local Indiana K-12 schools.