Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Lauren Gibbs is an American Olympic medalist and a world champion in bobsledding. Lauren didn’t start bobsledding until she was 30, when a friend suggested she try out for the team. After making her first national team in 2014, Lauren quit her job to train and compete full-time.
Lauren attended Brown University, earning a BA in entrepreneurship. She then earned an executive MBA at Pepperdine and worked in corporate sales management. After the Olympics, Lauren was invited to speak at a TEDx event about the lessons she’d learned on her journey from corporate America to the Olympic podium. Her speech kicked off a public speaking career. Lauren is also the director of internal sales and marketing for Parity.