Lauren earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a license in Junior High Mathematics from Indiana University. In addition, Lauren also focused her studies on urban education. Before moving to Israel, Lauren taught elementary school in Chicago at the Harvard School of Excellence. While at HSE Lauren was recognized for her exemplary work in Mathematics. During the 2015-16 school year Lauren worked side by side with JAIS veteran teacher Jodi Hirsh. She taught third grade for two years at JAIS and has taught first grade since the 2018-19 school year.