Lauren Stripling Brodie grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, where she was the girl who played the harp at your cousin's wedding. When her harp proved too unwieldy to carry on her adventures, she got over her intense fear of singing in public and embraced a more portable instrument. Lauren got her B.A. in English from Yale, and has used that top-dollar education to rhyme Ulysses with, "Bitch, please!" When not being a goofball at the Magnet by night, Lauren is a script editor by day and a doting Dog Mom to Cookie Dough by always.