Lauren was a female Human who lived in the 24th century. As a child, Lauren's parents had her undergo accelerated critical neural pathway formation. The procedure left Lauren with an amorous personality and became a patient of the Institute.
When Karen Loews was assigned to the Institute, she selected Lauren, along with Patrick, Jack and Sarina Douglas, to be separated from the other residents so she could treat them differently. Among Doctor Loews' methods was to take them to Deep Space 9 to meet Julian Bashir. During her time there, Lauren became infatuated with Bashir. Lauren and the others became fascinated with the Dominion War, including studying a speech given by Damar, and wanted to learn more. Lauren supported Jack's calculations that for the Federation to surrender was the best way to save billions of lives and the trio attempted to pass Starfleet files to the Dominion, although they were stopped by Bashir. (DS9 episode: "Statistical Probabilities")
Lauren returned to Deep Space 9 with the others in 2375 for Bashir to treat Sarina and free her from her catatonic state. At the time, Lauren was working with Jack and Patrick in order to "lighten" the universe. (DS9 episode: "Chrysalis")
- DS9 episode: "Statistical Probabilities"
- DS9 episode: "Chrysalis"
- DS9 short story: "Signal to Noise"
- ST - Typhon Pact novel: Zero Sum Game