Lauren Wells began her career at Washington State University in 2014. Hailing from Kentucky, Lauren earned her Bachelor of Integrated Studies in Communication and her Master of Science in Organizational Communication from Murray State University. Her BIS degree thesis, How Do Gender Communication Differences and Teaching Style Affect Learning Outcomes in the Classroom?, highlights her intersecting research interests between communication and the education experience. Her graduate degree research turned her focus to employee training and development and intergenerational mentoring. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys weekend vacations with her husband and reading.