Lauren Fitts graduated from Illinois State University with a B.A. in Anthropology and a minor in History in 2009. After completing her field school with Dr. Jim Skibo on Grand Island, Michigan, she knew archaeology was something she wanted to pursue.
Lauren Fitts is currently a Supervisory Archaeologist with the Illinois State Archaeological Survey. She has worked for ISAS since 2010 and has participated in excavations from St Louis to Downtown Chicago. One of her favorite sites is located in Jersey County, Illinois and dates to around 9,000 years ago. Lauren has also been a volunteer at the Field Museum in Chicago since 2016. Lauren helps in the Anthropology Department and has held a few temporary positions within the department including Collections Assistant and Conservation Technician/Administrative Assistant.