Lauren is currently the Instrumental Music Director at Acalanes High School in Walnut Creek, California. She directs five ensembles including three bands, orchestra and jazz band. In addition, she directs the Pep Band at football games and community events. Before this year, she was a Graduate Assistant at University of the Pacific and earned her Masters of Music Education. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Montana in Flute Performance and Music Education after which she taught General Music Education for four years in Seattle, Washington.