Lauren joined Red Canary as a Principal Intelligence Analyst in 2021. Prior to Red Canary, she worked for several financial services institutions helping build and operationalize their threat intelligence programs. In a former life, Lauren was a professional dancer but pivoted to a career in Threat Intelligence after studying Persian language for several years. Lauren holds a BA in Middle Eastern and African Studies and an MIA in International Security Policy from Columbia University, where she graduated magna cum laude and phi beta kappa. In her free time, Lauren enjoys indoor cycling, reading, and spending time with her family.