Lauren Malner is a first-year law student and a proud Canadian from Edmonton, Alberta. She graduated summa cum laude from BYU with a bachelor’s degree in communications. She also studied abroad with the Marriott School of Business to learn about global marketing. Lauren saw firsthand the value and impact that religious freedom has in society while working at Canadian Parliament for the Deputy Critic of Human Rights and Religious Freedom. She’s excited to enrich her understanding this summer in Russia, which has been a dream destination for Lauren since she was twelve. Some other facts about Lauren: she loves writing fiction novels, she always appreciates good food or an Academy Award-winning film score, and she would fit in well at Comic-Con with her love of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, and Marvel.