“I feel incredibly lucky when Lauren works on project with me. In our work together on Theater Ninjas/Maelstrom Collaborative Arts productions, our education programming at MCA and Playhouse Square, and the strategic development of the company, she has demonstrated time and time again her ability to make any collaboration successful thru a mix of patience, curiosity, out-of-the-box problem-solving and always a deep respect and appreciation for her fellow collaborators. Lauren has an uncanny talent at absorbing, synthesizing and reframing questions and challenges in a way that helps everyone find the best solution. She is able to draw on a wide breadth of knowledge and interests that enriches conversation and allows new insights to occur. Whether on a clearly defined project or while participating in more exploratory research, Lauren shows remarkable open-mindedness, and that contagious generosity affects anyone else working with her."
-Jeremy Paul (Founding Artistic Director Maelstrom Collaborative Arts)
“Lauren is bright, focused and self-motivated and she drives herself to find new experiences that will help her grow… she is a true collaborator…. she has a passion for helping people and working with the community around her. Honestly, I cannot say enough about this bright young woman.” -Dr. Michael Ellison, Associate Professor, Bowling Green State University
“Lauren is a curious, bold, articulate artist who invests her work with young people with integrity and purpose. Lauren is always engaged - her work reflects a mind that is completely open to the world. Needless to say, she is a very, very fine artist and educator. Her sense of humor and her ability and willingness to listen make collaborating with her a pleasure.”
–James Rone, Producer of Excellence in Teaching at CLIMB Theatre
“Lauren is a truly conscientious scholar and artist who demonstrates great capability and leadership in her efforts to use theatre to engage community. Her reflective writings and creativity reveal that she is continually reflecting on her efforts and approaching her collaborative work with a critical eye…. Lauren is a highly motivated, intelligent and articulate student who has actively made such substantial commitments to engaging with the wider community through her artistic work so early in her career that I can only anticipate great things to come from this young leader.”
–Kate Collins, Instructor at BGSU
"Lauren has many wonderful attributes. Besides his being responsible and organized, she shows imitative and maintains a valuable work ethic. She works well as a team player, always giving 100% to whatever she does."
-Jenny Goodfellow, Enrichment Coordinator, Children's Theatre of Charlotte
"Lauren is dedicated [to] creative energy that drives her to greatness. Her thoughtful nature allows her the opportunity to develop inspiring solutions to societal issues."
-Jodi Devine, Associate Director, Bowling Green State University Honors Program