Lauren joined the Press Council in 2021 as a Complaints and Governance Officer. She holds a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism), a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and is admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW.
Prior to joining the Press Council, Lauren worked at a Newcastle-based community radio station where she presented news bulletins and led a team of student volunteers in the production of local news. Lauren then learnt aspects of media regulation as a member of the station's Advisory Board, advocating in the interests of students undertaking work integrated learning.
During her time at university, Lauren interned at television and print/digital newspaper outlets. She was a valued member of the University of Newcastle’s student media club. Lauren also worked at a corporate and commercial law firm and completed practical legal training hours at a community legal centre on matters spanning environmental, criminal and family law.