Lauren was raised hiking and halibut-fishing in south-central Alaska. She has a B.A. in Languages from the University of Alaska Anchorage that she has put to good use. Since 2014, she has lived primarily in Puerto Rico and Cuba, working on farms and in hostels, writing coffee reviews, leading travel delegations and more.
In the summer of 2018, Lauren joined VISIONS as a leader on the Ecuador & Galápagos program. While she has been teaching Spanish courses in the Modern Languages Department at Montana State University since then, she is now joining the VISIONS office team as Outreach Coordinator! This summer Lauren is excited to explore a new area of her home state and get back into the field. She will be joined by her co-director and VISIONS veteran Kate Stromberg as well as a full team of VISIONS leaders.