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 peer relationships in adolescence and their influence on life course outcomes, such as various psychopathologies and career-related outcomes. 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, staying active, spending time outdoors, and traveling with friends.