Lauren works on special projects, NAC’s membership program, and with the research department. She is responsible for developing and maintaining a comprehensive membership program to further strengthen the work of NAC and its partners. She is also conducting secondary research for the reports and guidebooks that NAC produces and has been featured as a co-author on some of them. When NAC holds a report release or a conference, Lauren is heavily involved in the logistics of running the event.

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.