Following her younger brother’s left leg amputation and subsequent running leg grant from CAF, Lauren started volunteering for the Challenged Athletes Foundation in 2009. Lauren began interning for the Programs Department once she started college, helping with Catch a Rising Star clinics, Project N.Ex.T. development, marketing, and athlete relations,with her favorite event being SDTC. Lauren graduated UCLA in June of 2015 after working for the UCLA Athletics Department in Marketing and Game Day Operations, and was hired by CAF’s Programs Department in July 2015. Lauren is excited to continue to help families like hers, and to carry on the CAF legacy.