Lauren Simmons
STUDENT PROFILE

Lauren Simmons

As a senior English education major at Johnson C. Smith University, Lauren Simmons has a jump start on graduate school. After attending an eight-week summer doctoral program at  University of California-Riverside, she went through the process of writing a dissertation. Such an experience will better prepare her to fulfill her dream of eventually earning a doctorate in education psychology or education policy. Simmons and classmates Asia Mapp and Jenelle Martin were among six students selected across the nation to attend the Lindon Barrett Scholars Mentoring Program at Riverside this past summer.