Lauren is originally from Milan, Michigan and currently attends Western Michigan University in pursuit of her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. At WMU, she has had the opportunity to perform works by Brendan Dougan, Melanie George, Aszure Barton, Kate Skarpetowska, and Seyong Kim, and was a member of Western Dance Project 2018-2019 season under the direction of Whitney Moncrief. She also attended the American College Dance Association East-Central Conference in 2018 to represent Western Michigan University. Lauren serves on the board of Orchesis as Social Media Coordinator and has been able to develop her photography and social media skills through various department events and student works. In addition to working towards her degree, Lauren also travels with Dupree Dance Convention and Competition as an assistant instructor and offers various photo sessions for clients in the Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo areas. Prior to college Lauren danced competitively at a local studio and was a member of the pre-professional company Young Dance Initiative for four years. Lauren currently serves as the Digital Design and Brand Manager for Jodie Randolph Dance.