Lauren is currently a PhD student at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and is co-advised by Morgan Levy, Sarah Giddings, and Mark Merrifield. She is also working as a Graduate Teaching Consultant in the Engaged Teaching Hub at UC San Diego. She is currently studying the effects of coastal oceanic and inland hydrologic processes on agricultural freshwater supplies in Central California. Originally from Los Angeles, she received her BS in physics with a minor in physiology from Cal Poly Pomona in 2017. In fall of 2017, she began the physical oceanography program at Scripps and received her MS in oceanography in 2019.