Lauren is NAC’s Research Manager and works with the Hunt Research Director to create the reports and guidebooks released yearly to increase public awareness on caregiving issues and to provide support to caregivers. She is responsible for conducting the oral histories NAC uses to collect caregiver stories in order to understand on a more personal level the caregiver experience. Lauren also assists in the logistics of running report releases and various other NAC events to benefit caregivers, such as the World Carers Conversation.

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 true to Illinoisan stereotype is a fan of the Cubs, Blackhawks, corn and Abraham Lincoln. She enjoys traveling, engaging in various fandoms, and immersing herself in early American history in whatever way possible, including coauthoring a self-published book on the American Revolution.