Lauren was born in Dayton, Ohio and grew up in Tampa, Florida. After college, she settled in Clearwater, Florida. She graduated from Gaither High School in 2006, Hillsborough Community College with an A.A. in Secondary Education in 2011, and The University of Tampa with a B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations on the Creative Track in 2014. She has worked in graphic design for the past few years in a variety of positions, from freelancing and interning to jobs in advertising agencies. She enjoys Netflix, reading, video games, going to local festivals, and antique shopping.