Lauren was a member of the women’s volleyball team at Illinois Institute of Technology from 2002 until 2006. She was named 1st team all conference from 2002 to 2005, NAIA All American in 2004 and 2005, and NAIA All Region in 2004 and 2005. She was recognised as All-Chicagoland Collegiate Conference four times, twice being recognized as All American. Lauren had an exceptional career in athletics, being named the athletic director at Robert Morris University, as well as the head men’s and women’s volleyball coaches. She was the first woman to be named a collegiate head men’s volleyball coach. In 2022 Lauren was inducted into the Illinois Tech Hall of Fame along with our Managing Director Liam Barrett.

Lauren’s career outside of athletics has led her to found LAUNCH Education Advisors, an independent education consultant-led advising service that we are partnered with that is focused on providing expat and international families with school and university guidance. Lauren is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program  in education and social justice at the University of Lancaster (United Kingdom).