Lauren Anderson

Lauren Anderson

Adventure Enthusiast

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Obtained my bachelors of science at the University of Central Florida in psychology.

I have a strong background in nonprofit work having interned for Feeding Children Everywhere and the Make A Wish Foundation. While working as Communications Intern for Feeding Children Everywhere I was responsible for social media content, producing press releases, creating fundraising sites and working large corporate events. As the primary Programs Intern for the Make A Wish Central Office I was responsible for aiding the Wish Granters, making travel arrangements, organizing wishes, working fundraising events and keeping detailed financial records.

In addition to this experience I also have a strong background in sales having worked in several retail settings including surf shops, vintage retail and for large corporations. I feel confident in my abilities to handle money, manage groups of people, work with diverse groups of people and in marketing. My future plans include working with individuals, groups and organizations using my degree and life experiences to improve my community. Eventually, I would like to start my own nonprofit foundation benefiting marine conservation.

I grew up in St. Petersburg, FL where I worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor. While attending the University of Central Florida I became infatuated with the surf culture and spent most of my time at Cocoa Beach. I studied abroad in Valencia, Spain and had the opportunity to study Spanish immerse myself in the Spanish culture and travel throughout Europe. I most recently lived in Boulder, CO where I was able to experience some of the worlds best hiking, skiing, rafting and camping.

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