Lauren Parker

Office Manager




Lauren is our Office Manager and her role assists the IQ administrative team across areas of IT, onboarding, and finance. She focuses on Intranet development and maintenance, which includes ensuring all content is up to date and relevant, as well as auditing all processes found on the intranet to ensure functionality. Additionally, she assists IQ’s financial team with account review and financial document processing. ​​​​​​​Lauren works in IQ’s Business Office and there she can assist you with getting a vendor badge, visitor parking pass, or booking a conference room. She is the point person for all travel including conference registration and expense reimbursement processing. Lauren is temporarily processing hiring for students, temps, and on-call employees.


I have worked at IQ since June 2017 when Heather Hazzard hired me as a Student Assistant after working for her at another department on campus. My duties have changed over the years as IQ continues to grow and change so I’ve done a little bit of everything in the administrative world. Upon graduation in May of 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Social Relations and Policy, I was fortunate enough that IQ hired me full time. When I’m not in IQ, you can find me in East Lansing enjoying a Long Island at The Peanut Barrel’s patio. I love spending time with my family, including my sisters and niece.