Lauren Zanedis feels incredibly fortunate to be working alongside her clients during their application journeys. She believes deeply in powerful and well-written language to convey meaning, emotion, and purpose. Her approach is candid yet soft, and she puts herself in her client’s shoes to be their emotional and strategic guide throughout the process.
Lauren was raised staring at Picasso’s Les Demoiselles D’Avignon, trekking through her maternal grandmother’s village of Savignano in southern Italy, and listening to the discordant Byzantine chants in her paternal grandmother’s church, St. Spyridon in Washington Heights, New York.
As an undergraduate at Columbia, Lauren marveled at a city that fiercely protected art in some of the world's greatest museums. After she became the first in her family to graduate from college, she worked at Sotheby’s where she was part of a team responsible for the exchange of art between individuals, institutions, and nations. Soon after, Phillips, another international auction house, recruited her to lead a business development department where she could influence management policies and drive the firm to sell works transparently. She believes deeply in art’s ability to unite us not only with our neighbors, but also with our own heritage, and she knows there is much more that needs to be done to ensure its protection. She pursued and received her MBA at The Wharton School, where she was a Joseph Wharton Fellow—receiving a significant monetary award—and a Nonprofit Board Fellow, where she served on the board of the Pennsylvania Ballet during her second year.
Lauren currently lives in New Jersey with her family and whippet puppy, Luna, as she tries to beat her 381 PR on her Flywheel bike while writing the next great American novel.