Lauren is originally from East Tennessee. She moved to Murfreesboro for college in 2003 and loved it so much she now calls it her hometown. After a 10 year stint as a career student, she was called to a career as a nurse. She graduated with her associates in nursing at Nashville State Community College and her RN from Daymar College in Owensboro, KY. A true philomath (a lover of learning), Lauren is always seeking out new knowledge through research and experience. When she has some free time, she enjoys discovering all that Middle Tennessee has to offer with her wife, Selena, two beagles, Franklin and Daisy, and kitty Scarlett (who usually stays at home during these adventures).