Loyola University Chicago

Department of History


Lauren O'Brien named 2015–16 ACE Mentor

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Congratulations to History Master's student Lauren O'Brien on being named a 2015–2016 Achieving College Excellence (ACE) Master's Mentor. Loyola's ACE program (a federal TRIO program) is designed to support the college success of first generation and low-income undergraduate students and students with documented disabilities.

As a Master's Mentor, Lauren will engage with junior and senior undergraduates to provide guidance on post-baccalaureate planning and preparation. As a successful graduate student herself, she is well-positioned to share her insight into the overall graduate school experience—exploration, application, and admission, in addition to career exploration and goal-setting. By offering undergraduates support and encouragement, Lauren and the other mentors will have the potential to directly impact the future educational and career endeavors of ACE students.

Lauren is also an active member of the graduate program, serving as the incoming Social Media Coordinator for the History Graduate Student Association (HGSA). She has interned at several Chicago-area public history institutions.