Lauren is a 2nd year MA student in the Clinical Psychology program at Lakehead University. Her research interests include addictions and substance use, with a focus on improving intervention effectiveness and cultural fit. Her thesis/dissertation research is supervised by Dr. Mushquash. Her MA thesis focuses on a program evaluation of a culturally adapted parent management program for Indigenous youth and their families in Thunder Bay. Lauren enjoys rock climbing/bouldering, snowboarding, running, and reading. She is also very excited to be starting ice climbing in the winter season!