Lauren will be graduating with a B.A. in English and a concentration in Pre-Education in the Spring of 2016. She studied abroad at The University of New Haven’s Prato, Italy Campus during the Fall 2013 semester, where she was able to teach English as a second language within an Italian school system. Lauren also works as a peer tutor through the University of New Haven’s Writer to Writer program, helping students strengthen and develop their writing skills. Lauren is confident that both of these opportunities have given her valuable knowledge and hands-on experience that will prepare her for a career as an English teacher. She also serves as 2015-2016 Secretary to the University of New Haven Chapter of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society and contributes to the University of New Haven-ESUMS (Engineering and Science University Magnet School) program on campus.