Lauren is a Research Coordinator for the Adolescence Research Group and has worked with the lab since spring 2022. Originally from Luray, Virginia, she received her B.A. in Psychology and Minor in Sociology from the University of Virginia in 2023. Lauren is interested in studying causes of various anxiety and mood-related disorders in adolescence and their potential outcomes into adulthood. In the future, Lauren plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys spending time with friends and family, listening to music, and staying active.