Lauren Dautrich

Undergraduate Studies Adviser
Hometown: 
Canton, OH; Huntingdon, PA; Willimantic, CT; and Tucson, AZ
Education: 
B.S. in Elementary Education, Northern Arizona University
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership – College Teaching and Learning, Northern Arizona University
M.Ed. in Educational Technology, Northern Arizona University
Penn Stater since: 
I was born! There are many baby pictures of me in PSU outfits. Officially, however, I have been with Penn State since December 2019.
“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” -Walt Disney

My favorite place I have traveled is Japan! It was always a bucket list item for me to go there and it was better than I could have ever imagined.

You may not know this about me but I am obsessed with theatre, Broadway, and New York City. I have a huge wall in my house covered with signed Playbills. My favorite shows are Be More Chill, Dear Evan Hansen, and Heathers.

I love to read books by Rick Riordan. Particularly the Percy Jackson books—if I were stranded on a deserted island, that would be the series I would take with me!

I am afraid of Pigeons. When I worked with animals at Sea World, I was happy to feed and tend to all the birds except the pigeons. Someone else had to do that instead.

My childhood nickname was Bunny. I was a big fan of Sailor Moon and a friend gave me that nickname in middle school, where it instantly spread to everyone, including my teachers. To this day, most of my friends still refer to me as Bunny.

When it comes to sports, I root for the Philadelphia Eagles and get really excited about football!


Academic Adviser Lauren Dautrich