Before Vice, Lauren worked as a reporter-researcher at the New Republic. Her reporting also has been featured by ProPublica, NPR, the New York Review of Books, the American Prospect and In These Times. Apropos for a labor reporter, her first jobs included gallery guard, waitress and barista.
A native of Southern California, Lauren graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in comparative literature. She also holds a master’s degree in journalism and Latin American studies from New York University. She lives in Brooklyn with her outspoken terrier, Pacho, but they both look forward to starting a new chapter in Washington.