Lauren attended Miami University where she received a master’s degree in Political Science with a concentration in policy analysis with a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration.
During her time at Miami University, she spent a semester in Luxembourg studying and volunteering at Luxembourg Refugee Center. While attending Miami she spent her breaks working for Fairfield County Commissioners and Fairfield County Regional Planning and Building Department. Lauren completed a fellowship studying pretrial justice policy in Cincinnati and D.C. After graduation she worked on a county-wide campaign before joining the Ohio House of Representatives. Lauren worked as a legislative aide overseeing constituent communications and assisting in managing legislation.