Lauren graduated from Oakland University in 2017 with a BS in Biology and a minor in French. During her time at Oakland, Lauren was a work study student and an undergraduate student researcher in the Song Lab, where she studied the regulation of centrosome assembly using the nematode C. elegans. Ultimately, Lauren’s interest in genetics, which stemmed from her own family history, encouraged her to pursue an education in genetic counseling. She has shadowed several genetic counselors through Henry Ford Health Systems in both reproductive and cancer settings. Lauren gained advocacy experience by volunteering with SandCastles, a grief support group for children and families who have lost a loved one, as well as volunteering at Camp Erin-Detroit for the past two summers. In her spare time, she loves to dance, play tennis, and walk her dog.