Lauren edits several sections for the Monitor's weekly magazine edition, including Global Newsstand, Overheard, Numbers in the News, and Points of Progress. Beginning in June 2019, she began a year-long fellowship with the Poynter-Koch Media Journalism program. Lauren joined the Monitor in 2017 as an executive assistant to the Editor. After reporting on the side for a year, she entered the full-time journalistic realm this spring.
Lauren graduated from Principia College in Elsah, Ill. with a major in political science.