Lauren was born in Calgary and has lived here all her life. She received both her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and her J.D. from the University of Calgary, and articled for 6 months at a not-for-profit before joining Findlay McQuaid.

Before law school, she worked as a bartender, assistant restaurant manager, and eventually as a procurement specialist for an innovative construction company. While she liked working in fast-paced environments, Lauren knew that she eventually wanted to transition to a career where she could work directly with people and help them solve their problems, and decided to apply to law school.

While attending U of C Law, Lauren volunteered with a wide variety of projects and associations. She participated in the Pro Bono Student’s Canada Family Law Project, and was a caseworker with Student Legal Assistance. She was also a founding member of the Diversity in Law Society, and was the Managing Editor of the law school student newspaper, the Moot Times.

In her spare time, Lauren enjoys snowboarding, captaining an ultimate frisbee team, hula hooping, and giving ugly homemade crafts to her friends and family.