Lauren joined Laspau as a Placement Specialist in 2021. She brings over ten years of experience in international education to the placement team and has managed international programs at both the secondary and higher education levels. Prior to joining Laspau, Lauren spent seven years as the director of international student services at an independent high school in Massachusetts. She also spent one year in Cuzco, Peru, overseeing the student experience for a study abroad program focused on sustainable development and has led service-learning and exchange programs in South Africa, the Dominican Republic, and the UK. In 2012 Lauren received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant and taught at the Universidade Estadual de Londrina in Londrina, Brazil. She speaks Spanish fluently and some Portuguese. Lauren holds a BA in Literature from American University, and a MA in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute.