Lauren (She/Her) was born and raised in south-central California. She attended Bakersfield College and CSU Bakersfield, where she received her B.S. in Biochemistry. At CSUB, she performed undergraduate research synthesizing lysyl oxidase inhibitors under Dr. Danielle Solano. In the Olson lab, Lauren's work focuses on membrane permeability of psychedelic analogs. When Lauren isn't in lab, she is most likely to be found at the gym, cooking, or with her two Dachshunds.