Lauren grew up in Portland, Oregon, even graduating from a local area high school. Currently, Lauren is enrolled at Portland State University, where she is pursuing a degree in special education. Lauren has worked with children for over ten years, but she finds her work with children with Autism most fulfilling. Lauren volunteers for Special Olympics (she indeed takes the Polar Plunge every year!) and acts as Personal Service Worker for many families.
In her free time, Lauren loves being active--playing basketball and hiking. In fact, she is a high school basketball referee during basketball season. Lauren is excited to build strong connections with Victory’s students and hopes to make a difference in all the kids’ lives.