Lauren was born in Missouri, moved around quite a bit to different states (and even a different country), and for the past 10+ years has been proud to call St. Pete her home. She recently graduated the University of South Florida with her bachelor's degree in marketing. In and outside of work, Lauren has a strong passion for anything creative: writing, video editing, drawing, and brainstorming/proposing new ideas. St. Petersburg is a fitting community for Lauren because she is always striving to change and grow for the better. She looks forward to finding new ways to get involved with its dynamic businesses, entrepreneurial individuals, and ever-growing community.