Lauren’s professional career has spanned the public, private and not-for-profit sectors with a focus on health care, education and social services. She has specialized in developing policy and strategy for marginalized and disadvantaged populations to improve access to programs and services. She is currently Director of Policy with a healthcare association which represents the province’s academic hospitals. Lauren is also an active community volunteer and has been involved with the Red Cross, Out of the Cold, Daytripper's and PACE Independent Living. She holds a Masters in Public Administration and a BSc in Life Sciences and Biology from Queen's University.