Originally from Clayton, NC, Lauren received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She went on to earn her master’s degree in psychology from Florida State University. She returned to North Carolina after grad school to help grow access to services in her home state, a tremendously underserved area. Lauren has been in the field of behavior analysis for 8 years after discovering ABA through taking a course in her first semester of undergraduate school. From there, she began assisting in a behavior analysis lab, researching stimulus equivalence. She later made the transition into the clinical application of behavior analysis and has gone through the roles of RBT, BCaBA, and now BCBA. You could say she has done it all! What does Lauren love most about her job? She says, “the focus on client-centered care to ensure we are identifying meaningful skills and teaching strategies to make a difference in the lives of the individuals we work with.” Outside of work, Lauren enjoys spending time with her dog Riley, being outside, going for hikes, tending to houseplants, playing piano, cooking, and traveling.