Lauren grew up in Tampa, Florida and splits her time between Austin, Texas and LA. She made her first movie when she was a teenager, about a girl who falls in love with a computer. Her work is influenced by science fiction, surrealism, disabilities culture, feminism, literature and art. 

Lauren's films explore political ideas through a fantastical lens. Her films have played Locarno, BAMCinematek, Viennale, SXSW, Hot Springs Doc Fest, CinemaEast, and more. She is the recipient of an Austin Film Society Grant. 

Lauren is also the chapter leader of the Austin Film Fatales, a collective of women directors. She has an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin where she currently teaches, and she is in-development on her first feature film, as well as several television projects in collaboration with other writers.