Lauren is originally from Milan, Michigan and currently attends Western Michigan University in pursuit of her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. Here she has had the opportunity to perform works by Brendan Dougan, Melanie George, Aszure Barton, and Kate Skarpetowska, and was a member of Western Dance Project 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 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. Prior to college Lauren danced competitively and was a member of the pre-professional company Young Dance Initiative, and now serves as the visual design and marketing manager for JRD.