Lauren graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor's of Arts in International Studies and Political Science. She continued onto Willamette University College of Law, receiving her Juris Doctor degree in 2017.
While at CSU, Lauren's passion for victims' advocacy began with her volunteer work for the Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Hotline in Fort Collins, Colorado. Lauren carried the advocacy skills learned there to law school, where she clerked for two years at the Marion County District Attorney's Office on the Domestic Violence Unit. During this clerkship, Lauren prosecuted misdemeanor domestic violence charges and Violations of Restraining Orders. Lauren is dedicated to helping victims of family violence transition to survivors status and advocating for children.
When she's not at the office, Lauren enjoys exploring Oregon with her husky and friends.