Lauren has been riding since she was 10 years old, and volunteering with therapeutic riding barns since she was 14. She began her PATH CTRI process at a therapeutic riding center in New York City, where she also worked on research projects examining how therapeutic riding benefits children with anxiety. She received her PATH CTRI certification in February 2022.
Lauren recently moved to the area for graduate school, and is currently a full-time clinical psychology doctoral student at George Mason University. She is thrilled to be able to continue working as an IIT at NVTRP, combining her passions for mental health and horses.