Lauren Weinzimmer is a masters student in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. Lauren joined CLRN’s Austin team in December 2012, performing qualitative coding, data management, and reporting. Lauren’s primary research interests include feminist media studies, gender studies, and critical cultural studies. She is currently working on her thesis project, which critically analyzes MTV’s teen pregnancy reality television franchise. Upon completing her M.A. in May 2014, Lauren plans to continue her research in a Ph.D. program.