Lauren is a board certified nurse practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018 and her Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Master’s Degree from George Mason University in 2022. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Lauren spent five years at Inova Fairfax Hospital in their Level 1 Trauma Intensive Care Unit as a registered nurse. While working as a nurse and in graduate school, Lauren designed Inova’s first nurse-led research study on traumatic brain injuries as a part of Inova’s Research Fellowship program. She also completed her clinical hours at Northern Virginia Pediatric Associates with Elizabeth Nelson before starting at the practice in 2023. Lauren lives in Falls Church, Virginia with her husband and dog.