Coaches: all interpretation and platform events
Specialty: Prose, HI, and POI
Lauren competed in Forensics for 4 years in College. She competed in multiple events including: Prose, Dramatic Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Program Oral Interpretation, Speech to Entertain/After Dinner Speaking, and Readers Theater. The First 2 years she spent on the OCC team where she was the 2 time state champion in Speech to Entertain and the 2017 CA Best Speaker in Individual Events. At the Phi Rho Pi Nationals, and received Gold in Speech to Entertain.
Lauren graduated from George Mason University in 2020 after transferring from Orange Coast College. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Media Production and Criticism.
She has been coaching speech for 4 years, and her philosophy is to focus on the process over the product. Trophies are temporary, but the skills learned through speech can be utilized forever whether it’s in the workplace, as a performer, a writer, the knowledge can be applied everywhere.