Lauren Anderson was born on the cold winter morning of December 10, 1990, to parents  Mike and Erin Anderson.  She has lived in East Boston her entire life with her parents, her younger brother Michael, her grandparents, her great-grandparents, and her dog, Fred.  Having such a large family, four grandparents and two great-grandparents, as well as an abundance of aunts, uncles, and cousins has instilled her with a very strong sense of family.  Every Sunday afternoon, her family gathers for the traditional Sunday dinner.  She attended Saint Mary’s Star of the Sea School in East Boston for eight years until entering Boston Latin School in the seventh grade.

As a child, Lauren was extremely clumsy.  Before the age of two she had already fractured her nose, fractured her eye socket and had punctured her lip with her front tooth.  Her mother immediately enrolled her in a local dance school, Beverly Richard’s Dance Center, in an effort to “help her find where her feet are.”  Lauren is still extremely clumsy; however, she fell in love with dance, and has just completed her fifteenth year with the Beverly Richard’s Dance Center.  Lauren has danced in many places, both locally and nationally.  She has danced at numerous festivals, fairs, and community events, as well as being chosen to dance for Walt Disney World in 2000.

Lauren, now an upcoming senior at Boston Latin, has worked for the Department of Neighborhood Development, in the Office of Business Development, the Home Center, and in the Account & Finance divisions.  She also has written for Teen Voices Magazine.  During the school year she works as a dance teacher at the Cummings School in Winthrop for the 21st Century Community Learning Center.

Lauren has also been taught by her family to give back to the community and she has volunteered for various events around Massachusetts.  Every year for the past eight years she has volunteered at the First Night Senior Celebration at the World Trade Center Boston .  She has also  helped coordinate the Revere Beach Special Olympics and has volunteered at Boston Latin’s Saturday Success School Program.

In Lauren’s junior year of high school she became a staff member of the Boston Latin School’s newspaper The Argo.  In her senior year Lauren will be the assistant editor for the sports section of The Argo.  Lauren’s interest in public service is less geared toward the legal aspect, and more geared toward journalism.  She feels that the greatest gift one can give is the gift of information.  She hopes to become a sportscaster  and she understands that usually, sports are not considered “public service.” In pursuing sports-casting she hopes to give the public an outlet to get away from the stresses of  everyday life and just enjoy one of  Boston’s great pastimes, sports.

This summer Lauren is working with Attorney General Martha Coakley in the Public Inquiry & Assistance Center.