Lauren graduated from the Stanford Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program in the Spring of 2022. While in the program, she conducted a capstone study investigating the psychiatric impact of COVID-19 on older adults with depression as they navigated the healthcare system, which she presented as a podium speaker of Stanford HEALTHCARE CON in June of 2021. During PA school, she also served as president of Stanford University Physician Assistant Student Association and co-president of the Women and Medicine student group which worked to provide mentorship to women in medicine and help recognize and combat gender disparities in medicine. She was also the inaugural student to take the Healthcare Administration and Leadership elective with Clair Kuriakose, the Executive Director of Stanford Health Care's Center for Advanced Practice. Before attending PA school, she worked as an EMT in San Francisco, volunteered in the ER at Children’s Hospital in Oakland, volunteered as a TA for Stanford’s EMT program, and helped conduct research with the Ashley Cardiovascular Lab at Stanford. She earned her B.S. in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, where she also enjoyed one year of varsity track and three years of club soccer. During her undergraduate experience she was CEO of Governor’s Corning Dining Society, a student-run non-profit dining service for over 260 undergraduate students. Presently, she is working as a hospitalist APP at Tri-Valley and is driven to help expand APP utilization in hospital medicine.