Lauren Holloway

“I learned very practical skills that apply directly to the real world workforce.”

Home: Dallas, Texas

UT Dallas Degree: MS - International Political Economy, 2011
Profession: Senior Manager of Development at the North Texas Food Bank

My Work

The North Texas Food Bank passionately pursues a hunger-free community. As a member of the Individual Giving team, my main role is to invite individuals and organizations in the community to support our hungry neighbors with significant gifts of financial support, time, and talent.

The Value of My Degree

During my last semester in EPPS, I started at NTFB as the first-ever Corporate Engagement Manager of Food Industry Partnerships. While developing and growing this role, I served as Project Manager of our organization's 30th Anniversary campaign, and after two years was promoted to the Individual Giving team. It is an honor to work for an organization that so professionally, creatively, and passionately seeks to close the gap on hunger in North Texas.

My EPPS Success

I worked full-time while achieving my masters. The school provided courses at convenient times, professors were supportive of students' busy lifestyles, and my peers were always a pleasure to work with.

Advice for EPPS Students

Embrace the amazing diversity and backgrounds of other students. Get to know others, work and collaborate with your peers. One of my favorite things about my years in EPPS was getting exposed to so many unique individuals from all over the world.

Other Interests

I like to run with my dog, Brie (named after my favorite cheese), and go to local music shows with my husband. The Kessler Theater is our favorite spot.

 

Posted Mar 2015