Hello, my name is Lauren Schmidt! I am a Senior at Rowan University, studying Elementary Education. I also hold a dual major in humanities and social science where I study writing arts and American studies. I am from a northern New Jersey small town called Sparta, NJ in Sussex County. I have a large Italian and German family, and I have two older sisters who are my best friends. I also have 1 tabby cat named Loki and a 3 month old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Olivia (they are also my best friends). During my free time, I enjoy going for long runs, hiking cool spots, reading good books, and spending time with my friends and family. A goal of mine is to travel at least half of the countries in the world one day. I have been to 7 countries so far, but I have a long list ahead of me! Once I started living in my new home at Rowan in South Jersey, I began visiting Philadelphia quite often and I’ve really grown to the love the city. If i’m not on the beach reading a book, or running up a mountain…you can find me there!
Continuing my education here at Rowan has been an amazing experience and I’ve loved being able to explore different areas of study. Exploring writing, research, and technology has really taught me a lot about the way our world functions today. I hope to use this blog to share some of my many findings 🙂