Lauren is an Oregon native who grew up in Tualatin. She attended Portland State University for both her undergraduate studies and for her Master of Arts in Special Education. Lauren also spent two years living in Arizona, earning her graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Midwestern University-Glendale.
Lauren began volunteering with students with special needs in high school. She has experience volunteering and working with children, teens, and young adults of all abilities; Lauren enjoys incorporating new research and evidence from both of her educational areas into her work as a Speech Language Pathologist.
In her free time, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her rescue dog, Albus. She also loves reading, cooking, baking, tending to her cactus garden, and adventuring at Oregon’s beautiful beaches.