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Lauren Burton

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Lauren Burton serves Gainesville ISD as a TRIO Talent Search Advisor. A Denton resident for six years, but originally from Duncanville Texas, she’s finally come to love Denton’s tiny skyline and knows all(?) the one way streets. Lauren got her TRIO start as a tutor for The University of Texas at Arlington’s TRIO SSS. Prior to coming to UNT, she worked mostly in public sector education and social services. Lauren graduated from St. Edward’s University with bachelor’s degrees in social work and Spanish. She later earned a master’s in social work from The University of Texas at Arlington and a master’s in public affairs from The University of Texas at Austin. She is a licensed master social worker and finds much joy in helping students plan and prepare for career success.

Fun Facts about Lauren:
I only have one brother, but I have tons of aunts, uncles and cousins...whom I love dearly! Between my mom and dad's sides, I have 28 aunts and uncles, 43 first cousins and their 60+ kids!! Good times!!

Over my educational lifetime, I’ve attended six different colleges and universities, both in and out of Texas. I’ve made mistakes, but I am learning from them and hope to help others avoid them (:

StrengthsQuest Themes: Input (lol, basically I’m a hoarder), Intellection, Achiever, Harmony, Connectedness