Lauren is originally from the South Shore of Long Island, NY. She attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY where studied Computer and Systems engineering and ran DIII Cross Country and Track and Field. After graduating, Lauren lived for 8 years in NYC where she began working as a Java Developer in 2008, first in banking and then in media. A few years later she taught herself Python, which helped her transition to the startup world. As her roles have transitioned, Lauren has also learned React and Ruby on Rails. When she isn't coding, Lauren enjoys training for road races (and maybe the occasional Steeplechase) averaging somewhere around 50 miles a week, and is aspiring to compete in her first Triathlon in 2018. As of January 2017, Lauren is located in San Francisco, where she continues to work as a Software Engineer and run competitively.