In March of 2015, she participated in a 40 hour Immigration Law Training program in Raleigh, NC. This training confirmed her interest in pursuing a career in immigration law. She loved the idea of being able to see a change in individuals and families' lives as a result of a change in legal status (such as work authorization, the ability to petition family members, and the opportunity to vote). Shortly thereafter, her first opportunity to work in the immigration law field was with Catholic Charities in Durham, NC,
through a grant by Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC). As a CLINIC fellow and a Department of Justice Accredited Representative, her practice of immigration law focused primarily on affirmative family based petitions, citizenship, and other forms of humanitarian relief. Her position also involved the coordination of educational opportunities for the immigrant community across eastern North Carolina.
In October 2017, she moved to Illinois for the opportunity to serve as a part of an immigration team with World Relief Dupage-Aurora, a non-profit organization well known for its refugee resettlement and immigration legal services programs. During her time at World Relief, Lauren grew in her knowledge of immigration law, specifically relating to refugee and asylee issues. For family reasons and a desire to return to the South and its warmth, she moved once again to the Raleigh Durham area and began working as a part of the Guirguis Law team in May 2021.
She was drawn to Guirguis Law for its value of treating every individual with dignity and its holistic approach as it relates to the intersection of immigration law with criminal and family law. Lauren loves working in the field of immigration law because of the opportunity it affords to serve individuals and families of such diverse cultural and language backgrounds.
In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, eating pizza, riding motorcycles, traveling, having tea parties with friends, and spending time with her family.