Dr. Lauren is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the Minnesota Optometric Association (MOA). She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the MOA as well as The Ohio State University College of Optometry Alumni Society Board. In 2016 Dr. Lauren was named Young Optometrist of the Year by the Minnesota Optometric Association. In 2020, she was appointed to the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) and served for a year. Dr. Lauren was awarded the Ohio State University College of Optometry’s Early Professional Achievement Award in 2022.
Despite being married to an Ohio State Buckeye fan, Dr. Lauren maintains her Minnesota Gopher fandom. In her spare time, Dr. Lauren enjoys taking her dog, Luci, to the park, going on bike rides and yoga.