Lauren was born in Illinois, but she grew up overseas when her parents moved to the United Arab Emirates when she was four. Over there, she experienced living and interacting with people from different backgrounds and cultures than her. Lauren had previously worked as a teacher assistant. Her parents introduced and roped her into PLI. She started volunteering at the English Camp in the summer of 2021 after her family moved to Houston. She loves how PLI comes alongside immigrants and refugees to help them adapt to life in America.
Lauren enjoys reading books, going on walks with friends, playing board and card games, and watching movies. One of her goals in life is to travel to every continent. She only has three that she has not lived in or visited.