Lauren grew up in Woodridge, Illinois and moved to Normal to attend Illinois State University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences focusing on Human Development and Family Resources. She has always known that she wanted to be an advocate for children and families. Lauren believes she has found a great fit working as the Marketing Manager for Easterseals. Outside of Easterseals Lauren is a graduate of the 2016 Leadership McLean County Class and serves on the Illinois Council on Family Relations board. She enjoys being active, spending time with friends and family, and attending community events.