Lauren joined Advanced Placement Strategies, Inc. as a graduate intern in August 2008 for the AP Arts and Music Incentive Programs. She received her MA in Art History and graduate certification in museum education from the University of North Texas in 2009. From 2006-2007 she was selected to be a McDermott Intern at the Dallas Museum of Art in the Family Programs department. LaRocca earned her BA in Art History from Texas State University-San Marcos in 2006. LaRocca is a Dallas native and participated in the AP Art History course as a senior in high school.