Lauren became familiar with Hawthorne Strategy Group after president, Cynthia McCafferty, presented to one of her graduate courses at Loyola University Chicago. Following extensive research, she credited Hawthorne’s wide array of clients and diverse areas of expertise as the main attraction. Lauren was also drawn to the friendly company culture, and immediately felt welcomed by the team.
During her junior year of undergraduate, Lauren aspired to attend law school and interned at the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Ohio. However, although it was an incredible and educational experience, she soon realized that law was not her passion. Lauren decided to pursue public relations after graduation, instead, and interned at Henson Consulting in the fall of 2016.
As a 2016 graduate of Miami University, Lauren obtained her B.A. in Journalism, Political Science and Latin American Studies. While pursuing her studies, Lauren was a senior staff writer for her university’s newspaper, and seized the opportunity to learn more about global markets by travelling to Cuba. Upon graduating, Lauren was accepted into Loyola University Chicago’s Global Strategic Communications master’s program.
During her free time, Lauren runs her lifestyle blog, Oliver’s Twist. She also loves spending time with her friends, dining at new restaurants and taking advantage of all that Chicago has to offer.