Lauren (Poe) Parolin is the only female developer on ESPN’s industry-leading Sports Analytics team. She and the team create analytical storytelling tools, like the Football and Basketball Power Index ratings used across collegiate and professional sports, and develop products and experiences to support meaningful storytelling. Lauren has been a member of the UCSAS organizing committee since 2021. Before moving to Connecticut to work at ESPN in 2013, the Oklahoma native and University of Oklahoma mathematics graduate started her career by blending her love of sports and numbers as a high school math teacher and coach. While at OU, she represented on the sidelines with the pom squad allowing her to experience memorable sports moments from the sidelines. Lauren and her husband, John, live in Connecticut with their dog, Watson. The Poe-Parolin family loves to spend their time celebrating Boston and Oklahoma sports –-- most notable being OU Softball’s back-to-back-to-back NCAA Championships!