2019 Road Warrior Series: Lauren Dietrich
Name: Lauren Dietrich
Program: Major in Criminal Justice and Public Policy; Minor in Family and Child Studies
What is your favourite thing about U of G? What was your most memorable experience here?
My favourite thing about the U of G is the strong sense of community. The Gryphon colours that shine bright on campus give off a feeling of warmth and inclusivity. I love how passionate and creative the students are… as demonstrated by new Cannon designs weekly!
Please describe your campus & community involvement while at U of G (i.e. clubs, athletics, student organizations, jobs).
In my time at The U of G I got involved in a variety of intramural teams on campus. I juggled these teams while playing competitive hardball for the City of Guelph. Although balancing a busy schedule, in between my studies and working a part-time job off campus, I found time to volunteer with Family and Children Services of Guelph and Wellington County, and The Canadian Mental Health Association. In my last year as a Gryphon I travelled to Fiji to volunteer in a village, helping to run nutritional workshops and fresh water to the local school.
What prompted you to become a Liaison Officer? What excites you the most about this position?
In becoming a Liaison Officer I wanted to share my UofG story will future Gryphons in the hopes that they will create their own amazing journey. What excites me most is visiting schools and speaking with excited students and parents. I am eager to share all of the wonderful memories I had at The UofG, and to ease any worries students or parents may have!
What advice would you offer to potential U of G students?
The one piece of advice I would offer to a potential U of G student would be to take advantage of every opportunity possible and to be yourself! Now is your time to shine and to not sweat the small things. The sun will always come up tomorrow.