Lauren spent her first summer as part of the ActionQuest team in 2017. She is a dive instructor and primarily works with the marine biology program at AQ. She has been diving for six years and studied marine biology at the University of South Florida, which has taken her around the world to places like Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, and Fiji. She has also worked as an outdoor leader, guiding paddling, caving, snorkeling, and hiking trips. Most recently she has worked as delivery crew for transits between Florida and the Caribbean and then as maintenance crew on a tall ship. Lauren is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, an Emergency First Responder Instructor, and a Wilderness First Responder. When Lauren isn’t spending time on a sailboat, you can find her rock climbing, backpacking, or on a mission to find the perfect donuts and tacos.