Began at Auburn: July 2016
Education: Lauren received her bachelor's degree in food and nutrition from the University of Alabama in 2013, along with completing her dietetic internship in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics from 2012-2013 at Alabama. She received her Master's degree in Kinesiology with a focus on Exercise Physiology from Louisiana State University in 2015. She has been a Registered Dietitian (RD) since July 2013 and a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) since February 2016.
Job Responsibilities: Lauren is responsible for overseeing the Sports Nutrition Department. The department staff includes two full time sports dietitians, an intern sports dietitian, and two graduate assistant dietitians. Sports Nutrition is responsible for the education and fueling of all student athletes in the Auburn Athletics Department. This includes organizing practice, home and away fueling for teams, team and individual athlete nutrition education, body composition analysis for athletes, communicating with the Wellness Kitchen about menus and food preparation, and working as a part of the sports medicine team to ensure that Auburn athletes are receiving the best possible care for their sport and overall well-being. Lauren's direct sports responsibilities include the football and gymnastics teams.
Past Experience: Lauren came to Auburn after serving as the Assistant Director of Sports Nutrition at Louisiana State University. She joined the LSU full time staff after working for two years as a full-time Intern Sports RD for LSU while completing graduate school.
Personal: Lauren is a native of Birmingham, Ala.