Lauren Elizabeth Parra is a Milwaukee based illustrator. She attended the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and received a BFA in Illustration with a double minor in Communication Design and Natural Sciences. She has worked for High Sierra Inc. as well as Kohl's, where she will be employed full time summer of 2017. She has always had a love of creating whimsical and playful illustrations that frequently include flora and fauna.  In addition to illustration, she is passionate about various sciences such as marine ecology and zoology. In her free time, she enjoys honing her cooking skills, spending time with her pet gecko, and experimenting with traditional media.