Lauren joined the department in August of 2016. She was born and raised in Kearney, Nebraska. She attended and graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2010, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Spanish. She continued her education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, receiving a Master of Science in 2015 and a Doctor of Audiology in 2016. Lauren is a member of the American Speech-Language & Hearing Association and the American Academy of Audiology. She is also a certified occupational hearing conservationist.