Lauren joined UCCS in June of 2017 and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Public Administration. Lauren works in University Development as a Program Manager and Development Assistant. In her position, Lauren manages the Bruce and Anne Shepard Reach Your Peak Scholarship program and works closely with the University Advancement staff to support UCCS’ fundraising goals, donor engagement, and stewardship efforts. Prior to UCCS, she worked as a project manager at a market research company where she worked with local and national companies to help them better understand their consumers. Lauren is a Colorado Springs native, and is passionate about supporting and giving back to the community. She volunteers as a reading tutor at the Children’s Literacy Center. Lauren is constantly seeking opportunities to expand her knowledge of the University and engage with staff across campus. She is a firm believer that we are stronger when we work together and are able to support each other. As a member of the Staff Association, Lauren would work to promote a culture of collaboration, unity, and support across campus.