Lauren found a passion for both public service and writing early, spending many of her high school days either volunteering for the local search and rescue team or writing for the school paper. A Colorado native, she has worked as a 911 dispatcher, EMT and medical assistant. Nowadays she’s in Texas with her husband, a firefighter/paramedic, and pursuing her B.S. and freelance writing. An avid outdoorswoman, she never feels more at home than when she’s on the trail or the water.