Lauren Gibbons Paul is a freelance writer based in Newton, Mass. She has contributed to a variety of print and online publications, including Boston magazine and Your Teen magazine. She also writes for technology publications about how businesses use technology. Lauren has covered a variety of business/technology topics including artificial intelligence, big data analytics and cloud. In 2007, she was diagnosed with systemic scleroderma, a life-threatening autoimmune disease, but has been in remission since 2009. She majored in English and Journalism in undergrad and has a law degree. In her free time, she takes lessons, including dance, Italian and singing.