Lauren was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii. Her Panama story began in 2007 with a vacation to Contadora, a tiny island in the Pearl Islands archipelago. Eager for fun and adventure, she returned to Panama in 2011 with a one-way ticket. Lauren’s favorite thing about her adopted country is its diversity–from lazy beach towns to cozy mountain havens, cosmopolitan Panama City to pristine forest, there’s so much to discover! For a photography enthusiast like Lauren, Panama is paradise.
Lauren holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. She lives in Panama City with her husband and daughter.