Lauren was born in Toronto, and lived in Chicago and England in early childhood before moving to New Jersey where she spent most of her school years. Lauren completed her first undergraduate degree in Anthropology at Davidson College. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Johns Hopkins University, and received her Master’s degree in pediatric primary care from The Catholic University of America. She worked as a nurse practitioner in primary care offices in D.C. and Maryland prior to joining the Pediatric Center in 2019. Lauren enjoys all aspects of pediatric care, particularly early development. Outside of the office, she loves traveling with her family, cooking, gardening, yoga, and anything outdoors, particularly if it includes her beloved dog, Clover.