Lauren grew up in Lemont, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. She attended Northwestern University, where she double majored in biological sciences and psychology. She then moved south and attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. While there, Lauren developed a passion to pursue a career in medical education. She took a year out from medical school to obtain a Master of Education degree at Vanderbilt University Peabody College. During medical school, Lauren met her husband, Joseph Starnes, who is also doing his pediatric residency training at Vanderbilt. Lauren enjoys cooking and decorating cakes. Joey and Lauren love playing with their dog, Moose, and exploring the restaurant scene in Nashville.
Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
College: Northwestern University