Lauren is a Junior studying Family Life and Human Development at Brigham Young University. She grew up in Eugene, Oregon, where she learned to love hiking, mountains, and kind people. Lauren has the desire to become an Occupational Therapist in order to help youth with developmental disabilities, such as Autism. She is passionate about mental health and the impacts of media; in addition, she loves interacting with children. Lauren is beyond thrilled to become a part of Project M.E.D.I.A to gain experience and contribute to such a wonderful program.