Lauren Weiner

Digital Strategist

AKA “Welcoming Weiner

Naturally flexible and open-minded, Lauren is a great fit for her role as a digital strategist. She spends her days helping to strategize unconventional projects where processes and plans are actively being developed.

Formerly the Assistant Director of Digital Communications at Mount Saint Mary College, Lauren holds a bachelor’s in business economics with a concentration in marketing from SUNY Oneonta and an MBA from Mount Saint Mary College.

How did you choose your profession?

I’ve always found myself really interested in both highly analytical and creative initiatives. For a long time, I thought I had to choose one path and stick to it. Eventually, I figured out that marketing was the perfect marriage of the two.

What do you love most about working in higher education?

Higher ed holds so much potential — it’s all about allowing individuals to learn and grow in the way that they desire. I like being part of an industry that strives to make access to education more equitable and the workforce more diverse.

What is one super power you’d want to possess?

I would teleport. I love to travel — experiencing new cultures, eating new foods, seeing new sights — and to be able to snap my fingers and be anywhere I want to be sounds pretty awesome. Plus, imagine all of the saved travel time and expense!

What do you like to do in your free time?

I love to cook. In particular, I love to feed other people. Getting a bunch of my favorite people around a table and giving them home-cooked food is the greatest sign of love. My baking skills, on the other hand, are a work in progress.