Lauren graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a B.A. in psychology in December 2018. During her undergraduate career, Lauren focused on studying self-damaging behaviors, suicide, and emotions. She is now a clinical research coordinator for the Cardiac and Psychiatry Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and volunteer at Samaritans, a crisis and suicide prevention line. She aspires to earn a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and contribute to the field.