Lauren Leavens is currently a graduate student in the SUNY New Paltz Counseling program. After graduation from the program, she plans to start a career as a School Counselor. She became interested in School Counseling after an internship through the New Paltz Youth Program and an assistantship through the Disability Resource Center at SUNY New Paltz. Lauren would love to work as an International School Counselor, as she has a strong interest in travel and multiculturalism. After enjoying her experience working as an Au Pair in Spain, Lauren developed an interest in teaching English abroad. Lauren is planning on acquiring her TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certification so that she can teach English in Thailand, and possibly other parts of the world. Lauren’s interests also include art, films, exploring cities, hiking, and other outdoor activities.