Lauren is originally from the northwest suburbs of Illinois, she came to Des Moines in 2018 to attend Drake University where she graduated in 2022 with a BA in Medieval European History and a BAJMC in Public Relations. Shortly after graduation, she decided to leave corporate public relations and take a leap of faith into her true passion, veterinary medicine. Lauren is currently wrapping up her second semester in the Penn Foster Vet Tech program. She lives downtown Des Moines with her husband Isaac and three dogs, Louis, Poppy, and Remington. After graduation, Lauren is planning on specializing in surgery.