Lauren graduated from Elon University in 2009 with a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing. She also spent a month traveling around Ireland (and somehow got class credit for it), as well as a semester at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Her senior thesis was written on the antiheroic protagonists of Kurt Vonnegut, and her senior portfolio was composed of narrative nonfiction and non-angsty poetry. She is considering delving into postmodern and postcolonial historical novels for her Masters work at Villanova. When she doesn’t have her nose in a book, Lauren loves cooking, watching reruns of 30 Rock and The Office, writing creative nonfiction, travelling with her husband, and scheming ways to move to a cottage in England when she’s finished with school.