Lauren was born and raised in South Florida. She graduated with a bachelor’s in social work from Florida Atlantic University. She married her favorite person, Tyler, in August of 2020 and has a golden retriever, Kobe. Lauren's passion for foster care began in high school during a mission trip where she was able to visit a small orphanage. From there, Lauren has had the opportunity to work as a support staff for an emergency shelter when kids are first removed. Currently, Lauren is working as a caregiver information & eligibility coordinator with relative and non-relative caregivers.