Lauren graduated from the United States Naval Academy in the Class of 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Honors Political Science and minor in Russian. Upon graduation, she commissioned as a Naval Intelligence Officer. Her previous assignments include the Office of Naval Intelligence, US Indo-Pacific Command Joint Intelligence Operations Center, and US Embassy Manila. She currently is an intelligence officer at Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron One, and completed multiple deployments to Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Lauren completed her MBA at the University of Arizona Eller College of Management in 2020, over the course of three deployments in nine countries.