Lauren is the academic advisor for the bachelor’s degree in exercise science as well as the undergraduate certificate in strength and conditioning, both offered at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park. She assists students who may be interested in pursuing a variety of health careers. Originally from a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri, Lauren completed a bachelor’s degree in international studies from the University of Missouri and then crossed the state line to complete a master’s degree in global and international studies from the University of Kansas. One of her favorite college experiences was studying abroad for a semester in Nantes, France, so she encourages all KU students to consider an intercultural experience in their studies. When not at work, Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband as well as her human and fur babies.