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Hi everyone! My name is Lauren Lusardi and I’m also representing the class of 2016. I’m so excited to start my optometry journey at SCO and I can’t wait to share it with you.
I am a current senior at Ursinus College. It is a small liberal arts school outside of Philadelphia. Here I am a biology major with a minor in business management and a member of the women’s rugby team. I was born and raised in North Jersey and I spent my summers at the Jersey Shore (before MTV made it famous). As for professional sports teams, I’m a die-hard supporter of the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies and I can’t wait to represent my teams from Memphis.
I am also making the trip down to Memphis this Friday with my parents for the Housing Fair. I am excited to meet my future classmates and to look around at the different apartments in the area. Hopefully after this weekend I will find a roommate (or roommates!) and new friends to keep in touch with in the months leading up to orientation. I think the Housing Fair is a great idea by SCO to allow everyone, especially those coming from outside the Memphis area, to get together and see the different housing options. At least I will be flying down; one thing I am not looking forward to is the 17 hour drive from Jersey to Memphis this August.
Until then, I will be enjoying my last days at Ursinus before receiving my diploma! In 58 days I can call myself a college graduate and really begin to get excited for the next phase of my life :-)