Leveraging her Civil Engineering degree and construction project management background, Lauren completes engineering due diligence reviews for TIAA’s agriculture and timber investments and private placement mortgages.

How does your current position at TIAA help in serving our participants' goals?

I serve our participants’ goals by evaluating the risk of each portfolio transaction to determine if it is indeed worth it.

What do you enjoy most about working at TIAA?

I enjoy that each of my work days is different. Because I deal with a variety of asset classes I can be talking about vineyards in California on one call, and apartments in Virginia on the next call.

What does "giving back" mean to you – personally and professionally?

Regardless of where we are in life, we have a responsibility to give back in some way. I volunteer with my children at various nonprofits. Professionally, I participate in volunteer activities that involve introducing young people to various career opportunities.

What is something about yourself that your colleagues would be surprised to learn?

My colleagues would be surprised to know that I ran my first 5K and got my motorcycle license after turning 40.

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