Lauren grew up in Celina, TX, just north of Frisco. She has always been self-driven, ambitious, and dedicated. These traits have been on display with her involvement in OU cheerleading and in her studies. She has always loved and succeeded in mathematics and was interested in engineering. Lauren first declared pre-physical therapy as a major before switching to computer science with a minor in math.
Lauren chose to attend the University of Oklahoma because Norman felt like home when she came to visit the campus. Moreover, she also made the OU Cheer Team which allowed her to continue her passion while studying.
As an elective for her former major she took CS 1323 Intro to Computer Programming with Dr. Trytten and describes the experience as life-changing. It was clear for her that it was what she wanted to do with her life. With no previous programming experience, it was very challenging but Lauren thrives in demanding situations. She is very grateful for Dr. Trytten taking the time to meet with her almost every week to teach her the basics. Lauren loves the fact that her major is somewhat unusual and unique.
With a 4.0 GPA, Lauren is on the Dean’s List, an OU Scholar, and a recipient of a CS scholarship and a Multicultural Engineering Program scholarship. She is very active in the College and on campus. She is a member of Chi Omega, OU Cousins, Campus Activity Council, and the Engineering Club. She advises all students regardless of major to take an introduction class in computer programming.
Although she feels a little intimidated at times being a girl in a male dominant field, she is not going to let this stop her. Upon graduation, she hopes to find a job where she can combine her love for programming with her love for sports by working for the sports industry in some technical aspect.
When her schedule allows, Lauren enjoys working out and watching football.