Lauren Yablon was born and raised in Westchester, which she stresses is not in upstate New York. She attended Boston College where she majored in chemistry and minored in math. While at Boston College, she conducted research with Prof. Jeffery Byers and developed a love for polymers. After four years far away in Boston, she decided it was time to return to New York and attend Columbia University for her PhD in Chemistry. In her free time Lauren enjoys watching exorbitant amounts of television.