Lauren Walker was born and raised in California, however, she will tell you that she is probably the worst Californian you will likely meet: avocados are okay, beaches are miserable, and the sun is just too much! Struggling with depression from a young age, she now tries to help others and spread the importance of mental health awareness. She trained and studied with artists in the animation/print industries and is currently freelancing for several voice actors during her off time. When she’s not drawing, Lauren can be found trying to learn some new obsession/passion. Whether it’s trying to learn a new language, new art skill, computer thing, or D&D. Finishing those skills though is a different subject. This is Lauren’s second time attending AnimeIowa and first time playing (and being GM for) D&D.