Lauren is a junior at Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy in Pennsylvania. She is passionate about social justice advocacy, breaking down systems of inequity, and serving her community. As president of her school’s Gender and Sexuality Alliance, she has led the group to develop and teach the first LGBTQ+ inclusive health lesson in her school district. She has also led the group in providing safe space kits and LGBTQ+ inclusivity training for every teacher at her school. Lauren serves on her superintendent’s Student Advisory Council, where she advocates for what her peers need to have equitable education district-wide. She works also as a SOVA ambassador to educate her peers about mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.