Lauren graduated from the University of Arizona in 2019 with a B.S. in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Psychology, and a minor in Health and Human Values. Throughout her undergrad, she was involved in both molecular and human research on developmental and intellectual disability disorders. Lauren was a member of the Memory Development and Disorders lab at the UofA for four years, where she studied sleep and cognitive development in children and adolescents with Down syndrome. Currently, Lauren is a Sara S. Sparrow Fellow in Clinical Neuroscience in the McParland lab. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in developmental pediatrics.