Lauren attended Bradley University, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Spanish. She spent several months volunteering at a clinic in Israel, helping adults with developmental and intellectual differences participate in meaningful activities and routines. She went on to attend the Master of Occupational Therapy program at Concordia University, Wisconsin.
Lauren has experience working with children of all ages and various diagnoses in school and clinical settings. Her goal is to put a smile on a child’s face while helping them become independent in meaningful and necessary occupations. She appreciates the importance of collaborating with children’s families, teachers, and other professionals to help them reach their fullest potential.
Lauren was inspired to become an OT after witnessing firsthand the impact it had on her younger brother. OT helped her brother flourish while supporting her family as well. She pursued a career in OT to make a difference in a child’s life just like her brother’s OT did for her family. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking by the lakefront, reading, and traveling.