Lauren graduated with a master’s degree in public health from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. She is interested in developing healthy communities through the connection of transportation and public health. Lauren aims to do this by working to ensure effective transportation and land use planning. Her passion is developing pedestrian, bicycle, and public transit strategies to increase the health of the communities in which she serves while also considering traffic-related injury prevention approaches. This often leads Lauren to work on health impact assessments, safety projects, and active transportation pedestrian and bicycle planning. Outside of work, Lauren can be found playing sports, crafting, visiting museums in D.C., or traveling, often for college football games involving her beloved undergraduate alma mater’s Tennessee Vols!