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Lauren Micaela Marino

I am currently a senior University of Florida student, who is majoring in journalism, with minors in leadership and education. I still say, “When I grow up, I want to be _______.” You can fill in the blank with a number of different life options, including (but certainly not limited to!) a sports broadcaster, a reporter, a public relations manager and a teacher. I guess I should be grateful that all of these options fall under my college studies. I am telling you all this to illustrate that I do not know where I will be or what I will be doing when I graduate in May. I know God is in charge of my future and will guide me in the right direction.

My friends and family are so important to me. A couple of my best friends have been with me for over ten years. Once you get to know me, you will find that I love goofing off and laughing. I love to make people laugh by acting ridiculous, because I like to see people smile. The friends I value most are the ones I can laugh uncontrollably with one minute and get advice from the next minute. Between studying, leading bible study for Campus Crusade for Christ, and volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House, I really enjoy spending quality time with friends.