Lauren is a Chicago native and recent graduate of the M.S. in Leadership for Creative Enterprises program at Northwestern University where her focus was in TV and film production. She currently serves as a Researcher for the PBS series NOVA Wonders: Are We Alone? She first joined Ark as a research intern for Finding Your Roots Season 5. As a filmmaker, her documentary and narrative work consists of her Youtube web series Art is Charisma. Lauren currently lives in Brooklyn and enjoys singing, performing, and eating all the exceptional food NYC has to offer.