Lauren was born and raised in the deep south of Andrews, South Carolina. She attended Converse College in Spartanburg, SC, where she received her Bachelors in Theatre and Elementary Education. Lauren also earned her MFA in Theatre Performance and Pedagogy at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX.
Lauren is currently serving as the Community Outreach Fellow at Arena Stage for the 2018-2019 season in Washington, D.C. At Arena, she assists with the management and administration of their various Community programs, and serves as a Teaching Artist within the Voices of Now Program.
Her interests lie in voice and movement work, teaching, and directing. As an artist, she is excited by works that explore the "grey" areas, helping blur the lines of our extremely black and white society. She also has a keen interest in theatre for social change, specifically geared towards suppressed and overlooked communities.