Lauren is a sophomore at Taylor High School in Texas. At the age of 12, she began her own community service academy, where she works with youths across her city on a variety of service projects such as conducting an annual community canned food drive, warm scarf initiative, card writing campaign for those in senior living residences, teddy bear drive, toy drives, community book drives, loose change art show and hosting college workshops to help teens prepare for college and graduate debt free. Lauren was selected out of 5.2 million students by the Texas Board of Education as the Student Hero of the Year. She received the Prudential Spirit of Community Award in 2017, 2018 and 2019 for being in the top 10% of teens involved in community service across the nation. In 2019, Lauren was named by Jack and Jill of America, Inc. as a teen that inspires. She was awarded the Presidential Service Award by both President Trump and President Obama for her courage and diligence in serving others.