Lauren Pendleton joined Charlotte's Athlatic Academic Center in 2013 after spending a year working in the South Carolina AAC as an academic mentor last year. She is a 2012 graduate of USC with a psychology degree. Before her post with the AAC in Columbia, she worked for the university as an assistant site supervisor for a grant funded after school program in a local elementary school. 

She is pursuing a Master of Arts in Counseling.

A local product, she attended Weddington High. She lists swimming and riding horses as her hobbies.