Prior to joining Americans for the Arts, Lauren worked for a Member of Congress in the US House of Representatives for over two years where she researched legislation related to the arts, humanities, and museums. Before coming to Washington, DC, Lauren worked for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Virginia. There, she held positions in the Education Outreach, Historical Interpretations, and Curatorial departments.
Lauren earned her Master of Arts degree in Public History from James Madison University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Tennessee. When she's not busy tracking federal legislation, Lauren can be found exploring museums and historic homes, at dance and theater performances, and traveling.