Lauren is originally from Idaho, but somehow managed to escape the potato state. She grew up in a fairly rural area and had many pets, especially rescue dogs and cats, but also the occasional turtle, duck, hamster, and rat. This time surrounded by a wealth of animals developed a sincere love for four-legged (and two legged) friends. She went to school in Seattle and graduated in 2013 with a BA in International Studies. Lauren recently moved to Brooklyn after spending almost 4 years in Puerto Rico, where she got her animal fix by pet sitting. In her spare time she enjoys riding her bike, reading, drinking coffee, and wandering around museums.