Lauren was born in Brooklyn, New York, but raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has recently graduated with a Master’s degree in Integrated Digital Media (IDM) from New York University (NYU). Before her master's, she completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and spent eight years working on interior product development in the automotive industry in Detroit, Michigan. 

Her professional interests include User Experience, Interactive Design, Ideation, Research, and Project/Product Management. 

Lauren also has a black puggle (pug + beagle) named Joaquin named after the famed actor Mr. Phoenix.