Welcome— here's a bit about me
My name is Lauren White and I am a junior journalism student at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. I am a journalism major with a double-minor in business administration and integrated marketing and communications. While on campus, I am a member of the Ithaca College Women's Lacrosse Team and write/edit for The Ithacan newspaper, Buzzsaw Magazine, and HerCampus platform, I am also a social media coordinator of HiFashion Studios.
As I continue to write and edit for these student-run organizations, I plan to work on expanding my network and widen my exposure to the journalism industry. My passions for writing include lifestyle content such as health and wellness, and service journalism where I hope to share personal stories that an audience may relate to and benefit from.
In my current junior year, I am beginning to invest a significant amount of time into my business, marketing and communication studies, and I am hoping to broaden my exposure to these industries. Ultimately, my post-grad plans will ideally consist of finding a career where I can combine my passion for journalism with digital media and business.
Early education and life
I was born in Glens Falls, New York and spent my whole childhood until I left for college in Queensbury, New York. Throughout my school sports career, I was a member of the swimming and diving team and the women's lacrosse team. In my senior year, I was the captain of both. I am extremely thankful for the opportunities that these programs gave me and for the lessons that I learned throughout my six years on each team. I also spent six years volunteering for Best Buddies, an organization that develops friendships between students with disabilities and their peers. I was an officer of my high school's chapter for my four years there.
What's (hopefully) next?
This is a question I probably ask myself too frequently at only 20 years old, but it's also the most exciting part of all of this. I have always gravitated towards future hopes and plans, and I have a ton (I won't bore you with the personal details). As for now, I continue to be inspired every day, and this blog is where I come with that inspiration. I plan on growing as a content creator, narrowing down my career path for all things business, communication and journalism, and having as much fun as I can while doing all of it. Thank you for taking the time to peek at what I'm creating and building, I really hope you'll stick around with me!!