“Energy rightly applied and directed will accomplish anything. -Nellie Bly”
Lawren is a Las Vegas local and senior at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She will receive a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media Studies with a focus in Broadcast and Print and a minor in Sociology in December 2016.
She interns at the Las Vegas Review-Journal as a breaking news crime reporter. Lawren brings news about local events, traffic, weather, tragedy and more to readers in the Las Vegas valley and online audiences everywhere.
In addition to the local newspaper, her name can be seen in the credits of Vegas PBS productions. As a production assistant at Channel 10 since 2012, Lawren has been credited as camera operator, floor director, audio technician, computer graphics operator, teleprompter, and more. She directs the live one-hour show Homework Hotline a couple times a week. Lawren plans on pursuing her Master’s degree in Secondary Education at UNLV starting Spring 2017.
Aside from school and work, which consume most of her life, she enjoys traveling via cruise ship, camping in Yosemite National Park, and spending all of her leftover money on concert tickets. Lawren loves the live music scene, especially in Las Vegas. Her favorite band is The Script and her favorite artists are ZZ Ward and Ed Sheeran (yes, she’s seen all of them…more than once). In addition to full-band concerts with large production, she enjoys acoustic sets and the smaller, local music scene and supports the many local artists who perform around town.
Lawren has had a love for American Sign Language since she was a little girl who taught herself the finger-spelling alphabet using a display at a park near her childhood home. Although she hasn’t kept up with it over the years, she aspires to learn it fluently and maybe even travel as an interpreter.