A native Brooklynite, Lauren studied Gender Studies and Urban Studies and minored in Race and Ethnic Studies, Religion, Sociology at Barnard. On campus, she helped plan and lead many important events such as Queer Awareness Month ’12, the LGBTQA Leadership Retreat ’12, and Lavender Graduation ’13. Off campus, her commitment to her communities has been exhibited through much nonprofit work, internships, and volunteering. Through her on- and off- campus commitments, she remains dedicated to her many passions and communities.