Lauren was raised in the Michiana area and finished her Bachelor’s Degree at Indiana University South Bend in 2015. Upon moving to South Bend, she grew passionate about the city and was excited for the opportunity to work at DTSB to help downtown and local businesses reach their fullest potential.
Lauren joined the DTSB team in early 2016 as Operations Coordinator. During this time, she managed the Grow Downtown and Downtown Dollars fundraising programs, maintained efficient order in the DTSB office and gained experience in how the organization empowers businesses and community members to take pride in their downtown.
In January of 2017, Lauren's role grew as she became DTSB's Marketing and Development Manager. Her focuses now include securing funds for events through partnerships and grants, working closely with the media and local businesses to promote the development and vitality taking place downtown and ensuring the work that DTSB does is successfully promoted to the public.