A Dallas native, Lauren left Texas long enough to graduate from John Brown University with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Spanish. She resettled here and has spent the past five years at a marketing agency working in HR, operations, and recruiting. Her childhood ambition was to become an astronaut, but has since realized her passion lies more in people than in space. She loves a good laugh, trying not to crash on a snowboard, letting someone else man a boat on the lake, writing, and listening to great music. Contributing minimally to her weekly trivia team is pretty high up there too. She’s had the privilege of meeting weekly with a group of girls, initially through For the Nations, and is ecstatic about the opportunity to continue to get to know the refugee community in her hometown.