Determined and focused, Lauren is excited to work for the American Cancer Society.
Lauren graduated from Emory & Henry in December 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Bachelor of Science in Economics. Currently, she serves as the Coordinator, Division and Event Support for the American Cancer Society in Abingdon, VA. Previously Lauren worked as the Assistant Director of International Education at E&H. She said, “I loved my time here at Emory & Henry that I just couldn’t stay away.” Having studied abroad herself in her final semester at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, Lauren says “working in International Education has been such a unique experience…it’s very rewarding to help students achieve their dreams of international travel.” She recalls her first study abroad experience when she was sixteen. Lauren was nominated to travel to France, Italy, and Greece with the People to People Ambassador Programs.
To Lauren, the most memorable and rewarding experience she had in the Honors Program was successfully defending her honors thesis. Despite being overwhelmed by the idea of writing a thesis her freshman year, she finished her thesis a semester in advance and was able to graduate a semester early. After months and months of work, Lauren said, “it was such an amazing feeling to have my professors’ approval.”
“working in International Education has been such a unique experience…it’s very rewarding to help students achieve their dreams of international travel.”