Never one to shy away from the spotlight, Lauren developed a compulsion early on in life to entertain those around her through all manner of storytelling. From reading Andersen’s fairy tales to her stuffed animals, to producing an entire piano concerto in her living room (including programs, sets, costumes, and lighting), Lauren loved to make others smile. This desire led Lauren to two decades of theatre and dance camp, narrated slideshows after dinner, Dr. Seuss interactive readings, and a few fairly sarcastic photography blogs. It eventually brought her to York University’s Theatre Program outside of Toronto where four jam-packed years disappeared in the blink of an eye and left her with a piece of paper, a shoebox of hilarious photos, and an unfettered need to seek out the world’s untold stories. Now she finds herself at Carleton University’s reputable MJ program where Lauren is positively elated to be furthering her education in the nation’s capital alongside the brightest stars in the journalism galaxy!