Lauren grew up in Guam and didn’t find herself in Seattle until deciding to study psychology at the University of Washington. During college, she also participated in ROTC—which prepared her for an eight-year career in the Army. Eventually, Lauren decided to swap her combat boots for an MBA, and Amazon had an excellent internship program that drew Lauren in for good.
Lauren gets to explore different facets of finance at Amazon, since she’s part of a rotational program for MBA graduates. She honed financial skills in a media environment before selecting the next leg of her rotation—which focuses on operations for business in Luxembourg. No matter where she goes, Lauren helps boost profitability by improving financial models to sustain growth.