Lauren has lived in New Jersey her whole life and has loved being able to go to the beach, the city, farmland and mountains all within about an hour’s distance of each other.

She is an absolute animal lover and is usually the person at the party in the corner bonding with the host’s pet, especially if it’s a cat!! She has a cat of her own right now named Lucy, who she loves with all of her heart, so much so that she recently got a tattoo of her.
Lauren recently graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in English and is working on becoming an English Teacher in an urban school district. She wishes to use her passion for writing and reading to help students find a way to express themselves and escape the hardships of life. As she works towards this goal, she works as a substitute teacher and a part of the SHDW team to help take care of the community’s beloved pets!