Since graduating with her Master's degree in Library and Information Science, Lauren has followed several paths. All of them different except that they all highlighted her passion for social justice, equity, inclusion, and diversity.
She is the former owner and founder of AdLib Theatre. A small-independent improv theater in Central Florida, Lauren was one of only two female improv theater owners in the entire state. For 5 years, AdLib was a beacon of excellence and many found a home away from home on the stage and in classes. Lauren was responsible for casting, directing, instructional design, and theater management. What she loved most at AdLib was teaching the art of improv. It was there she would see the beauty and vulnerability of all students while also laughing together at the human condition.
While she spent many years away from working directly within the library field, she always used the skills she had gained in school and during her early career. Access to information, literacy, and technology is something Lauren strongly believes in so when the opportunity arose for her to join CommonLit, Inc as a Digital Librarian she took it.
Currently, she focuses on copyediting content, metadata updates and management, editorial guidelines, and digitizing projects.
When she is not at work, Lauren continues to write, publish, and create satire, personal essays, and improv. Her greatest achievement to date was teaching her kids to spell using only curse words!