Lauren lived the last 5 years in Berlin, Germany, and learned to speak fluent German even though she has no German heritage. After Germany she rode the Trans-Siberian railway and took a 4 month solo trip through Russia and Asia. Some of her hobbies are travel, photography, playing soccer, cooking, anything outdoors (hiking, camping, etc.) and learning languages. She has worked for 3 German websites that all begin with my- (myhamer, mybet, mytoys) where she learned all kinds of SEM good practices (oh my!) that she brings to her job.