Lauren Sorensen

Position title: Senior Class President


A graduate of West Bend East High School, Lauren is pursuing a double major in political science and French, with a certificate in African studies. She recently was awarded a prestigious Boren scholarship, which is offered to students interested in learning about national security and critical regional languages. As part of this scholarship, Lauren spent the 2018-19 academic year studying international development, French and Wolof in Senegal. Alongside taking classes there, she completed internships with non-governmental human rights organizations and conducted independent field research on the intersection of religion and politics. She will be using her research to complete her senior honors thesis this year, which is supported by a Hilldale Undergraduate Research Fellowship Award. An active community member, Lauren has interned for state Sen. Lena Taylor and volunteered with the Badger Volunteers student organization and the Dane County chapter of Habitat for Humanity. After graduation, she aims to gain experience in international affairs before pursuing a law degree.