As the Post-Secondary Counselor at Fusion Academy – San Francisco, Lauren’s primary role is to offer a unique, hands-on approach to helping students discover their own paths while they prepare for transitions of all kinds. Lauren is here to help our students with academic planning and development, navigating through the college application process, exploring alternative post-graduation plans, and much more!
Lauren earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from North Carolina State University and then went on to earn her Masters’ Degree in Counselor Education from East Carolina University. Lauren has over six years of professional experience working in Education and Mental Health serving students in middle and high school settings as a Licensed K-12 School Counselor and most recently as a School Based Therapist. Lauren is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a NC Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Above all, Lauren is passionate about working with youth and playing a role in their future success.
In June of 2015, Lauren followed her heart and moved to San Francisco, a place she has always wanted to call home. In her free time she enjoys exploring the city, building her part-time photography business, listening to live music, snowboarding, hiking, watching sports, and traveling back to the south to visit family and friends. Fun Fact: Lauren has driven across the country 7 times from NC to CA and back to NC as a counselor on a 23 day teen leadership program called Teens Westward Bound. Ask her about it!