Lauren Silver has been practicing vipassana meditation since 2004. She studies with both Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella; one of her primary interests is the integration of formal practice with daily life. Lauren volunteers at IMC in a number of different capacities, including helping with programs for children and families, and supporting Andrea's ongoing householder practice group. She has a PhD in developmental psychology and has worked as an educator in schools and museums for over 20 years. She is an artist and is married with one daughter.