After studying both art history and communication studies in college, Lauren pursued a Masters degree in the Art Market: Principles & Practices at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Lauren has over a decade of professional experience ranging from managing public relations/marketing campaigns, artist grant programs, public art initiatives to fine art sales and gallery management. Prior to joining DPA, Lauren was a director at Shulamit Nazarian’s new gallery in Venice, CA and cofounded Art Nerd NY, an online magazine featuring public art, site-specific projects, art history, and arts events. As Editor of Art Nerd LA, she maintains a small team of contributors and engaged social media following. As a Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) certified appraiser with the Appraiser’s Association of America (AAA) she manages DPA Fine Art’s valuation services including insurance and resale appraisals. Lauren is a member of the Hammer Museum at UCLA, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, and Art Table’s Southern California.