Lauren was a PostDoctoral Research Fellow at CoCoDev. She began her psychology research career in a developmental cognitive neuroscience lab at Georgetown University, working with Chandan Vaidya. In 2009, under the mentorship of Tor Wager, Lauren received her Ph.D. in psychology from Columbia University, and then completed a post-doc with Mauricio Delgado at Rutgers University. After having two children of her own, she has renewed personal interest in developmental psychology. Her research interests relate broadly to understanding learning, self regulation, and decision making, using behaviorial, psychophysiological and neuroimaging tools.