A Hillsdale College graduate, Lauren majored in English, and was a Dow Journalism scholarship recipient. She was an editor for the award-winning Collegian, and earned Journalist of the Year as a senior for the Michigan Associated Press, Division II.
Lauren worked as a daily news reporter for papers in Michigan, D.C., and Texas, before staying home to raise a family.
She resides on the Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia where her husband, Andrew, serves as a Staff Judge Advocate. She and Andrew enjoy baking pies, watching Poirot re-runs, singing Gram Parson songs, and playing with their toddler and baby.