Lauren M. Flores was born and raised in Compton, California. She graduated from BYU in 2012, with a bachelor's degree in Communications (Print Journalism: Design & News Media) with minors in Editing, Spanish, and International Development. While at BYU, Lauren participated in the performing group Living Legends, which celebrates Native American, Latin American, and Polynesian cultures. Before beginning law school, she served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Texas Houston East Mission. She is enrolled in the joint JD/MPA program at Brigham Young University. She was selected as an ICLRS Student Fellow in 2015 and spent part of the summer in an externship in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was a member of the Center's Student Management Board for 2015-2016 and will be serving on the board again in 2016-2017. Upon graduation Lauren plans to move to the Southern part of the United States and work with either federal or local governments to help improve the access that children have to excellent education. She is a fan of traveling and has a personal goal to visit every MLB stadium.