Lauren Harpe is a 31-year-old elementary school teacher from Port Arthur, Texas, currently residing in Mont Belvieu, Texas. She wants to participate in Survivor as a life-changing experience for self-discovery and to inspire her kids. Becoming a single parent has prepared her for the challenges of the game, and she hopes to play like a quiet strategist, similar to Erika and Natalie. In an alliance partner, she values honesty and openness, and in her free time, she enjoys reading and listening to podcasts. Three words she would use to describe herself are personable, resistant, and adaptable, and her biggest accomplishment is her personal growth as a person and a mother. Something not known just by looking at her is that she is in her thirties and a mom of two. Her parents are her biggest inspiration, with her mother being selfless and her father being a hard worker. She believes her personality, self-awareness, and adaptability will make her the Sole Survivor.