Hi, I'm Lauren. I recently graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelors in Journalism. There, I spent time as a photographer and photo editor for the independent student newspaper, The Maneater. I also produced news articles, photo stories and video for the Columbia Missourian. In January I finished an internship with the Hawk Eye newspaper in Burlington Iowa, photographing and reporting on agriculture news, Hawkeye sports and presidential candidates along the campaign trail. Twice I had that work published in the Des Moines Register.
Looking to take a different approach to visuals and the internet, I am pursuing a certificate in Online Marketing and Digital Media. I specialize in storytelling through any digital format for any brand, organization or publication, but I have special interest in sports, social change and conservation. I also happen to like the St. Louis Blues, lizards and iced-coffee which are completely unrelated yet equally important.
I am currently based in St. Louis, Mo as an external social media specialist for Nestlé Purina, I am available for assignment or contracting within the IA-IL-MO tri-state area. What do you think? Let's make something together.
Photos by Beatriz Costa-Lima