Welcome Lauren to the Team


What are you looking forward to the most about joining the team here at AYC?

I’m excited to work alongside and learn from such a talented team. I’m also looking forward to having the opportunity to get to know some of AYC’s great clients.


Describe a typical day for you in the office.

Coffee first. Then…typically I work with Sheila on Region 2 programs. I’m also shadowing and learning from some other CE team members to learn about their roles and respective programs. I’m looking forward to seeing my first program all the way through!


What were you doing before you joined the team?

Previously, I held the position of Senior Project Manager at a company in NYC that specializes in custom apps for events. After leaving that position, my boyfriend and I backpacked around Argentina and Chile. Then we and then took a US road trip for a few months before moving to Philadelphia.


Have any interesting hobbies?

It’s not super interesting, but hiking and camping. So far, my favorite place around here has been the Pine Barrens / Wharton State Forest in Jersey. I’ve *almost* reached a goal of camping every month of 2017 - just two more left! (Last February was on a roof in Baltimore, but I think it still counts.)


What’s your go-to music when you’re working?

Podcasts! I just started listening to Stuff Mom Never Told You.


Tell us something unique about yourself, a fun fact that we don't know.

I really, really like horror films - good, bad, gory, home invasion, supernatural, possession, old, new. And Halloween. And scary stuff in general.


Want to share with us a project you have worked on in the past that you are most proud of?

Hm….I was very proud of my thesis in college. The work was a series of photographs on how humans negatively interact with their local environments, which culminated in a solo show open to the public. I got to make really big prints, and it was a really fulfilling experience.


Have you seen any industry trends recently that inspired you?

Innovative sustainable design, especially when it comes to materials and sourcing. I feel like I see bamboo, post-consumer and repurposed materials all the time now; and it’s totally exciting when brands are really transparent about the entire supply chain. Even better when it’s not just for the sake of trendy-ness.


What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?

“Don’t sweat the small stuff.” :)

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