“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” -Henri Matisse
Lauryn Andrews graduated from Indiana University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Tourism, Conventions, and Event Management, with certificates in Event Management and Business Foundations. Being an ambassador for the Event Management program, she shared her passion and experiences with incoming freshmen and answered questions regarding the program. She was also awarded scholarships to study abroad in Germany and Puerto Rico, which heightened her university experience!
With her primary expertise being in event planning and management, Lauryn worked on IUPUI’s campus in a variety of positions from internships, to a part-time job, and lastly landing a full-time role as the IU School of Liberal Arts’ Special Event Coordinator. Wearing many hats, she served as the Coordinator for the Staff Executive Council in addition to an array of responsibilities ranging from meetings/events scheduling and food/beverage ordering to marketing (produced flyers, digital signage, and invitations), creating travel arrangements (flights, lodging, travel reimbursements), and finalizing payments in the university financial system.
For four years, Lauryn learned the ins-and-outs of events in the university realm and decided she wanted to venture into a different industry: consulting. Winning one of the Best Places to Work in Indianapolis awards for five separate years, netlogx has brought a multitude of opportunities to the table to continue her professional growth in just the few months she has been employed. She is currently a project coordinator and has been placed on a project at the State of Indiana. Lauryn is responsible for a multitude of tasks, including managing communication between the internal team and the client, managing the scheduling and scribing of meetings, ensuring action items are completed by the appropriate parties by the required deadline, and more. Through all of those, Lauryn is continuing to learn the ways of consulting and how to become a trusted advisor.
In her free time, Lauryn enjoys going on walks along the downtown Indianapolis canal and playing with her dogs Evie and Waffles. If she is not hanging out with her dogs, she is probably doing one of the following: attending a concert, traveling to a new state or country, hiking, checking out rooftop views, listening to true crime podcasts, binging different Netflix and Hulu series, finding new music, working out, volunteering, or trying out new recipes!
Lauryn knew she needed an organization like Women & Hi Tech if she wanted to continue to grow professionally. Not only is she able to use her expertise and skill in her new role, but she also gets to connect and learn from the incredible individuals that lead and are involved with this empowering organization, which is important to Lauryn given that I work at a Women-Owned Business.
Lauryn hopes to help drive the Leading Light Awards event to reach its highest attendance yet, recognizing and supporting more and more women in the STEM field within Indianapolis!