Lauren works on special projects, pathways initiatives, the membership program and research related initiatives. She is responsible for developing and maintaining a comprehensive membership program to further strengthen the work of NAC and its partners. She is also involved with arranging the research report releases that NAC continues to develop and produce as new information and data are discovered about caregivers each day. 

Lauren has a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, as well as a BA in history and English from the same university. She is originally from the Chicagoland area and is very loyal to the baseball and hockey teams there, and enjoys traveling, engaging in various fandoms and reading about the Civil War in her spare time.