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Originally from the Gulf Coast, Lauren is a Ph.D. candidate at the Richard Gilder Graduate School at the AMNH. She completed her B.Sc. in Biological Sciences at Louisiana Sate University while conducting research at the LSU Museum of Natural Science. Her research is focused on Ranidae biodiversity in New Guinea and Melanesia, particularly cryptic species complexes. She uses molecular and morphological data, phylogenetics and systematics, computational species delimitation, biogeography, and ecological niche modeling to understand frog diversification in the region. Her website contains more information about her ongoing research, field work, and outreach (https://sites.google.com/site/loliverresearch/). Besides science, Lauren enjoys cooking, reading, camping, and traveling. She is also an avid fan of SEC college football.