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Lauren LaViola

CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees)
Executive Director
Lauren started her professional journey in the Journalism world receiving her Bachelor of Science in Communication and Information at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a minor in Business Administration. She had a short stint in the Hospitality Industry before spreading her adventurous and inquisitive wings across the Atlantic. Lauren spent a year abroad in Spain teaching English to students aged 4 to 85 and returned to the US more self-aware and with a whole new outlook on life. Lauren landed in Chicago where she received her Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management, a Certificate in Executive Leadership and a Certificate in Meeting and Event Management. In Chicago, she volunteered with numerous organizations and it was her volunteer work with CORE that brought all her skills, interests, and experiences full circle. Lauren has been with CORE since November 2011 and has had the honor of serving as CORE’s Executive Director since early 2013. As Lauren says, “CORE is where my passion presented itself loud and clear and now my career happens to be one of my favorite pastimes— helping others.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, March 28