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     After graduating with a Masters of Science in Biomedical Visualization from the University of Illinois in 2011, Lauren joined the team at Paul Sereno's Fossil Lab at the University of Chicago. She has 11 years of experience working as a Scientific Illustrator. Highlights from that time include designing panels for an international exhibit on Spinosaurus, working with a team to reconstruct several dinosaur skeletons using CT data and 3D modeling programs, and illustrating and designing figures for scientific publications. Lauren's masters thesis was on Digital Visualization techniques and Rapid Prototyping for Paleontology and Archeology. She operates a microCT scanner in the Anatomy Department at the University of Chicago. 

     Lauren has given talks and workshops at conferences including the Association of Medical Illustrators, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Digital Fossil, and Tomography for Scientific Advancement. She has also done guest lectures on photoshop and CT reconstruction for outreach programs at the University of Chicago.

     While at UIC, Lauren was the Graduate Assistant for Marketing for 3 offices within the Student Affairs department, creating marketing materials and campaigns. 

     Prior to attending UIC's Biomedical Visualization Program Lauren attended Virginia Commonwealth University where she received a BA in Communication Arts with a concentration in Preparatory Medical and Scientific Illustration in 2009. During her time at VCU she interned at Amicus Visual Solutions, a medical legal illustration firm. 

     Lauren thrives in creative environments. She is particularly experienced in the Adobe Creative Suite and loves learning new software programs and using new technology in visualization strategies.

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