Lauren was born in Calgary, Alberta. She completed her undergraduate degree in law and society at the University of Calgary. Some of her favorite moments from her undergrad were swimming for the University of Calgary Dinos, and travelling and living in Denmark for six months. Lauren recently graduated from her Master’s of Arts in Political Science at Carleton University and began a PhD in Sociology at Carleton University with a focus on Bill C-36. During her time at Carleton, Lauren worked at the Carleton Graduate Student’s Association as the Vice-President External. She worked on raising awareness about safe consumption sites in Ottawa, the campaign to lower tuition fees in Canada and at Carleton, and worked as the Provincial Executive representative of the Ontario Canadian Federation of Students for the Carleton Graduate Student’s Association. Lauren is currently the co-Vice-President External at CUPE 4600, where she represents Teaching Assistants, Contract Instructors, and internally funded Research Assistants at Carleton University. Lauren also works as a teaching assistant and research assistant. When she is not working or studying Lauren loves to read, paint, spend time with her family and friends, and engage in activism.
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