Lauren L’Etang, a Tuscaloosa, Alabama native, graduated suma cum laude in 2019 from the University of Alabama with a double major in Spanish and international studies, and a minor in music. During her college career, she was a member of University Singers, served as a Project Health ambassador, volunteered through the UA Spanish Club, and spent one semester abroad studying in Argentina. After her service with Impact America she plans to attend graduate school. 

What do you like to do for fun? 

I like to work on art projects like painting, tapestry weaving, and coloring. I also like to run or hike a couple times a week. After a stressful day you can find me hate-watching reality tv with my roommate or online shopping for another crop top. 

What was your most meaningful service experience or extracurricular activity in college and why? 

During my time as a Project Health ambassador, I helped educate fellow students on campus about topics such as safe sex, safe alcohol use, and beneficial mental health practices. My eyes were opened to the misinformation circulating around our campus regarding these topics, due to a lack of proper health education, and I enjoyed getting to make a difference by having these conversations with students. 

What is your proudest accomplishment? 

Some of my proudest accomplishments are times when I have completed a seemingly simple (but not so simple) task in another country/language other than my first. If you’ve never tried to grocery shop in another country, you’re not as humbled as you could be.