Lauren is a senior at Tufts University double majoring in Biology and Child Study and Human Development. Her interests include reproductive health, pediatrics, oncology, and genetics, and she is currently working on a senior thesis studying the experiences of young adults who grew up with siblings with chronic medical conditions for her Child Development major. She has interned at the HaSET research program at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, which aims to improve maternal, infant, and child health in Ethiopia.
Lauren also worked at a biotech company, an organ procurement organization, and as an undergraduate research assistant in the Freudenreich lab at Tufts, where she investigated the effect of structure-selective endonucleases on the fragility rate in the yeast genome. She hopes to ultimately work in biotech or as a genetic counselor. At Tufts, Lauren is the co-director and a student choreographer with Tufts Tap Ensemble, a vice president on the student board of Tufts Hillel, and a member of Project Sunshine.