Lauren Cullen '05 graduated from Santa Margarita Catholic High School, where she played on the water polo and swim teams. Lauren studied psychology and studio arts at Loyola Marymount University. Upon graduation, Lauren felt compelled to give back and served as an AmeriCorps volunteer with Chicago's City Year program. She co-taught in various middle school classrooms in a large public school on the south side of Chicago and quickly fell in love with the field of education. Upon returning to Southern California, Lauren has held various positions including working with a Los Angeles Charter School Network in their corporate office. Lauren is currently working for a private, one-on-one school called the Fusion Academy. As the Director of Outreach, she works to build connections with local schools and professionals to provide and sustain a truly individualized and alternative experience for students.