About Me

I grew up in DC and went to Georgetown Day School (K-12th grade). In addition to calling teachers by their first names and making home videos to submit as final assignments in middle school (including a memorable ode to J.D. Salinger’s Holden Caulfield), I discovered that I liked to read and write in Lainey’s 7th grade English class. I also liked recess which immediately followed.

Fast forward a decade and I graduated from Brown University with my B.A. in Psychology. In 2010, I received my MBA from Wharton at UPenn and moved out to the West Coast to settle in San Francisco. Why? Because summer on the East Coast is hotter than my mother during menopause. I love the city, the reliable cool temperatures, the proximity to wine country and SF’s restaurant scene. I miss my favorite bar in DC (Circa!), my East Coast friends, Potbelly sandwiches and the Georgetown Waterfront.

Other likes (and sources of inspiration) include the following: St. Germain elderflower cocktails, Mike Birbiglia (you should check out his comedy if you don’t know him), weekend trips to LA, Boardwalk Empire, songs featuring Ne-Yo, books written by Jeannette Walls, Stinson Beach, soccer, NMSU football, my new MacBook Air, art and photography by Andy Goldsworthy, dark chocolate and party buses.

Dislikes include: Humidity, crappy metal hangers from the dry cleaner, nonabsorbent towels, the taxi cab shortage in San Francisco, hangovers, red eye flights, and the lack of a robust search engine in WordPress (just saying).

The down-low on my parents: My father died from complications associated with cancer when I was 18 months old, and my mother died from pancreatic cancer in 2010, two weeks after my 28th birthday. My father was a psychiatrist, loved the New York Giants and, from what I’m told, could mix a mean dirty martini. My mother was Registrar at Georgetown Day School (for 20 years), loved watching me play soccer, hated tax season and knew all the words to the songs in the hit musical, Mamma Mia!

And now you know a little more about me. Thanks for visiting The Infinity Game, and I hope to hear from you!

2 responses to “About Me

  1. I like it, Lauren.

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