Lauren was born on the Big Island of Hawaii in a small town named Hilo. Lauren has worked with children of all ages for about 9 years, varying from newborn infants to adolescent children. She moved to San Francisco to study at the City College of San Francisco, obtaining her Associates degree in Child Development. She worked as a substitute teacher in the Bay Area, traveling to multiple preschools in the county, teaching in a variety of preschool environments, such as Montessori, Head Start, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia. She then moved on to work as a full time preschool teacher in San Francisco at a Reggio Emilia inspired program. After obtained her Associates degree, she moved down to the sunny city of Long Beach to further her education at the California State University of Long Beach. She is currently working towards her Bachelors degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, Child Development and Family Studies.