Lauren is a singer-songwriter, creative consultant, and project manager with a masters in political science and two bachelors in communications and business. Her work has been published by Forbes, Fast Company, GOOD and Life Hacker. She is a two time TEDx speaker, a guest teacher at the Art Center College of Design & an advisor to the LA Clean Tech Incubator.
Her music can be heard in scores such as the award winning documentary, Mexico Pelagico and various short films. She has toured across Europe and North America, singing a variety of styles in English, French and Spanish. People say she's somewhere between Fiona Apple, Lana del Rey, and Florence and the Machine, but her party trick is rapping in French.
In 2014, Lauren co-founded Play with Music, a music and technology education non-profit serving high-need public schools. Having experienced first-hand how public music education stops short of creative expression, songwriting and music production, she was inspired to address this deficit, which, compounded by funding cuts to the arts, leaves millions of students without the opportunities to develop creative, musical and technical skills. Lauren herself didn't write her first song or begin pursuing music until age 24, despite growing up with the opportunities to learn classical techniques of singing, violin and piano.
When she's not making music or bringing it to kids, Lauren wears a series of hats, ranging from design thinking and research consultancy, project management and event coordination. She works on projects that inspire her, are socially progressive, or aim to make the world a friendlier, fairer, greener place. A few examples include work for the United Nations Foundation, GOOD, the Milken Global Conference, the BET awards, Pull Experience Inc., and LA Works.