Lauren is a second-year MD/PhD student at Stanford. She holds a B.S. in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University, where she studied nucleocytoplasmic transport and RNA binding protein dynamics in ALS. After graduating, she moved to Stanford to explore basic and translational cardiovascular biology. Outside of her research, Lauren has been deeply involved in teaching and mentorship, and hopes to dedicate her time to expanding access to physician and physician-scientist training. She has held positions as a head neuroscience TA and organic chemistry small group leader; a volunteer MCAT tutor; pre-health mentor with Stanford MSTP BOOST, Project SHORT, and MD Collective; and volunteer with Stanford Health Career Collaborative. In her free time, she loves to walk her cat, eat amazing food in the Bay Area, hike (slowly), and play tennis!