Lauren Klingman MD is a resident in Emergency Medicine at Stanford Health Care. She wrote this story during her first year of medical school for Maggi Cary, MD's Narrative Medicine course at Georgetown University School of Medicine
She loves to travel and is the co-creator of https://lostintherightdirectiontravel.com/. She says she came to travel and trip planning honestly thanks to her family and father (Jeff) who also writes on the site. "She hasn't had a year without an international trip since she was 16 (15 years now) and hopes to keep it that way. Obsessed with food, art, and eco-friendly options most of those recommendations are hers."
Lauren is originally from the Bay Area. She attended undergraduate school at Evansville in Indiana. She received a BFA in theatre performance and pursued an MFA in fine arts performance before she gave that up to pursue a calling in medicine.