Lauren is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. Lauren received her doctoral degree from the Department of Psychology in 2014. Her research interests include studying spatial reasoning in school age children, specifically using spatial cues to promote learning through comparison, and the role of early language input on later academic outcomes. Lauren has used her research to develop middle school science lessons using a web-based inquiry science environment. She received her undergraduate degree from Tufts University and has an MA in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago.