A graduate student at the University of Southern Maine, Lauren is working towards earning her master’s degree in Leadership Studies in May 2024. She recently received a bachelor’s degree in Communications with a minor in Psychology. Lauren has been an active member of the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute (OSWLI) since she was selected in the program’s inaugural group in 2015. A founding member of the OSWLI alumni council, she is currently serving her second term and is passionate about sharing the value of the program with others. Born and raised in Maine, Lauren has lived here her whole life and has a deep appreciation for the state and all it has to offer. After taking several classes in the food studies program as an undergrad, she developed a specific interest in the food and beverage sector. In her free time, Lauren loves to run, travel, go to the beach, and play basketball.
Nate is a junior at Bates College studying Economics. Outside of class, he is a member of the Bates Club Water Polo team and is the treasurer of the Film Board, an organization that screens movies on the Bates campus. Though born and raised in a suburb of Chicago, Nate has gained a great appreciation for Maine over the past two and a half years. He is especially grateful for the many outdoor activities Maine has to offer. Inspired by a study abroad experience in Amsterdam, Nate hopes to use this internship to explore the world of international business and learn more about businesses in Maine. In his spare time, Nate enjoys cooking, playing spikeball, watching movies, and skiing.
A junior at the University of Southern Maine, Colin is studying economics and is a member of the Men’s Track and Field team. Having lived in Maine his entire life, he is dedicated to supporting his home state. Colin has a lifelong interest in learning and is dedicated to obtaining new skills whenever and wherever he can. Colin views economics as an important way to understand people and the world. After graduation, he plans to continue his career in economics.