Lauren Abrahams is a theoretical geophysicist who investigates natural hazards through analytical solutions and numerical modeling. As a PhD candidate, her thesis focuses on studying frictional effects on earthquake behavior and modeling earthquake tsunami-genesis. Lauren is passionately committed to improving diversity and inclusion practices in academia. At Stanford, she has co-taught the course Diversity and Inclusion in the Geosciences and is co-leading the Wellness, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Geosciences Integrated Taskforce. Lauren triple majored in Geological Engineering, Geology & Geophysics, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and is currently a National Science Foundation Fellow.