As a UF student Lauren studied psychology, but a lifelong love of dance brought her to UF Health Arts in Medicine. There she discovered how the arts could bridge the gap between what is medically and spiritually needed in times of illness. In 1999 she began working for AIM as an Artist in Residence/Coordinator. She completed the UF Center for Arts in Medicine Dance in Healthcare Certificate and went on to become a registered nurse. Using her dual education, she helped form a unique employment model wherein she serves as a clinical resource for AIM and manages the integrative therapies team.
In her spare time, Lauren enjoys taking pictures, spending time in nature, and making memories with her family.