Lauren is an alum of Catholic High School in Virginia Beach- go Crusaders! She worked as their Assistant Theatre Director while attending Old Dominion University to receive a Bachelor of Science in Communication as well as a Master of Arts in Lifespan & Digital Communication. She also teaches classes in the Communication department at ODU- go Monarchs! Lauren joined the JA team in July of 2018 and is terribly excited to be a part of this vital organization. In her spare time, she is the costume designer for the Chesapeake Tidewater Community College theatre department (go TCC!), and enjoys cooking, sewing, crafting, and planning events.