Teacher – Lauren Ringdahl grew up in Massachusetts and became a camp counselor at an early age. There, she realized she loved working with youth and, after completing her Bachelors of Fine Arts at Massachusetts College of Art & Design, moved to NYC and worked with high school students as a mentoring program coordinator. She has also taught English in China, served as a camp director, and written curriculum for language schools. She earned her Masters’s degree in Education from Loyola University Chicago and taught in Chicago Public Schools before returning to her favorite city: New York. She is thrilled to be a part of the Haven team. In her free time, she loves to read, try out new recipes, and learn new skills like roller skating and embroidery.