Lauren is a native English speaker who reads, writes, and speaks in both English and French. In 2008 she received a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies with a minor in French from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. In 2010, she also received a Graduate Certificate in Translation from the same institution.

In addition to her training at the university level, her experience and love for translation stems from her time spent living and working in France. Her focus on international development, cultural awareness and exchange between English-speaking and Francophone countries is derived from her passion for language and travel. As for her literary endeavors, she has had projects ranging from novel to short story translation. She enjoys traveling, learning new cuisines, DIY projects, reading, and living an active lifestyle. For more information about what she’s been working on recently, see the Experience page.