Lawrence, a native of Birmingham Alabama, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018, with a B.A. in political science and philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) and minor in consumer psychology. At Penn, Lawrence was very active in civic engagement clubs and the Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI). After serving with Impact America, Lawrence plans to pursue a J.D.

What do you like to do for fun?

I really enjoy trying restaurants, and discovering new dishes. Food culture is one of the easiest expressions of the commonality of people of across the globe, and I love finding the similarities!

Name and describe a memorable place you’ve been.

One of my favorite places is Pondicherry, India. It is an incredible blend of French architecture on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. One can dine on incredibly fresh seafood and taste an extraordinary blend of Indian and French cooking techniques.

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

As a incoming freshmen, I got to participate in a program called PennCORP, which gave me an opportunity to learn more about Philadelphia and Philadelphia based service organizations. It was incredible to see how the Philadelphia non-profits tackled issues affecting their community.