About Me I am an innovative communicator and independent learner. 
I have an eye for detail and strong planning and organizational skills. For four years, I found a home away from home in Auburn, Alabama, while earning a degree from Auburn University's Public Relations and Communications program. Through 
my coursework, internships and involvement, I gained experience in social media management, writing, survey 
and research methods and event management. Following graduation in May of 2017, I moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where my career began. I am seeking to continue growing and contributing my experience to the communications and marketing industry.
  • What Matters
    Meeting and finding new ways to connect with people energizes me. I love to build relationships with people by spending time with them one on one because quality time is one of my favorite things. The seemingly mundane moments in life matter the most to me. I'm content sitting at home reading with my roommates or going on a walk at the park. Enjoying the "small" moments is important because life is too short to wait for the "big" moments to enjoy it. I am passionate about building up the next generation through care and education. In particular, the times that I have had the privilege of serving the children in the foster care system and custody of DHR as a counselor and tutor have been some of the most rewarding moments of my life.
  • Spare Time
    I love piling in the car with a few friends to go on adventures. Adventures can be defined as spontaneous road trips to the mountains to hike and camp, grocery store runs because Walmart can be full of surprises or to the Fox Theater to catch a show. I spend entirely too much time in local coffee shops. Whenever I go, I buy whatever drink the barista prefers because that guarantees that I always get to try something new.
  • Fun Facts
    I'll only eat cheese on pizza and only if there is a very small amount on it. I'm not lactose intolerant; I just don't like cheese. I have twice the lung capacity as the average adult male. It's amazing the kind of information you learn in biology lab. I once climbed a tree in my sleep. It's rare for me to sleep walk. Apparently, when I do, I'm an ambitious sleep walker. When I'm sad or stressed, I like to drive to the nearest store that sells formal dresses, pick up the ugliest dress in the bunch, try it on and laugh.
Quotes that inspire.
Why PR? How I ended up in the public relations field is an odd tale. I had a wide variety of interests in high school that ranged from engineering to theater. Because of this, I was unsure what passion I should pursue when choosing a major. The only thing I was sure about was that Auburn was the school for me and that I would have to decide what I wanted to do by my Camp War Eagle session. Camp War Eagle sessions are for incoming freshmen to learn about the university and experience the different aspects of campus life during a jam-packed, three-day period in the summer. This was also the time that advisors assisted freshmen in registering for classes based on what major the student had chosen. After thorough research, several career quizzes and a long rant about my wish for the university to have a sorting hat ceremony instead, I had narrowed it down to two very different choices: elementary education and public relations. The day of class registration came and I had to choose. So, naturally, I decided I would flip a coin. I looked at Stewart, the guy sitting next to me in the grass on Cater Lawn, and asked if he had a quarter. He pulled out the coin, tossed it and the rest is history. I don't believe in coincidence and I have no regrets about my decision to stick with public relations. In my opinion, education is one of the noblest of professions, but it was not the path for me. The more I learned about the public relations field, with its intellectual challenges and fast-paced work environment, the more I realized that this was exactly what I wanted to do with my life. Most people who know me would describe me as a caffeinated conversationalist. Luckily, both my caffeine addiction and affinity for quality conversation fuel my love for the work I do in the public relations and communications field.
Thanks for reading a little bit more about me. If you think I might be a good fit for your team, send me an email or give me a call. I'd love to hear from you.

Lauren Elizabeth Payne Digital Resume and Portfolio

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About Me I am an innovative communicator and independent learner. 
I have an eye for detail and strong planning and organizational skills. For four years, I found a home away from home in Auburn, Alabama, while earning a degree from Auburn University's Public Relations and Communications program. Through 
my coursework, internships and involvement, I gained experience in social media management, writing, survey 
and research methods and event management. Following graduation in May of 2017, I moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where my career began. I am seeking to continue growing and contributing my experience to the communications and marketing industry.
  • What Matters
  • Spare Time
  • Fun Facts
Quotes that inspire.
Why PR? How I ended up in the public relations field is an odd tale. I had a wide variety of interests in high school that ranged from engineering to theater. Because of this, I was unsure what passion I should pursue when choosing a major. The only thing I was sure about was that Auburn was the school for me and that I would have to decide what I wanted to do by my Camp War Eagle session. Camp War Eagle sessions are for incoming freshmen to learn about the university and experience the different aspects of campus life during a jam-packed, three-day period in the summer. This was also the time that advisors assisted freshmen in registering for classes based on what major the student had chosen. After thorough research, several career quizzes and a long rant about my wish for the university to have a sorting hat ceremony instead, I had narrowed it down to two very different choices: elementary education and public relations. The day of class registration came and I had to choose. So, naturally, I decided I would flip a coin. I looked at Stewart, the guy sitting next to me in the grass on Cater Lawn, and asked if he had a quarter. He pulled out the coin, tossed it and the rest is history. I don't believe in coincidence and I have no regrets about my decision to stick with public relations. In my opinion, education is one of the noblest of professions, but it was not the path for me. The more I learned about the public relations field, with its intellectual challenges and fast-paced work environment, the more I realized that this was exactly what I wanted to do with my life. Most people who know me would describe me as a caffeinated conversationalist. Luckily, both my caffeine addiction and affinity for quality conversation fuel my love for the work I do in the public relations and communications field.
Thanks for reading a little bit more about me. If you think I might be a good fit for your team, send me an email or give me a call. I'd love to hear from you.
About Me I am an innovative communicator and independent learner. 
I have an eye for detail and strong planning and organizational skills. For four years, I found a home away from home in Auburn, Alabama, while earning a degree from Auburn University's Public Relations and Communications program. Through 
my coursework, internships and involvement, I gained experience in social media management, writing, survey 
and research methods and event management. Following graduation in May of 2017, I moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where my career began. I am seeking to continue growing and contributing my experience to the communications and marketing industry.
  • What Matters
  • Spare Time
  • Fun Facts
Quotes that inspire.
Why PR? How I ended up in the public relations field is an odd tale. I had a wide variety of interests in high school that ranged from engineering to theater. Because of this, I was unsure what passion I should pursue when choosing a major. The only thing I was sure about was that Auburn was the school for me and that I would have to decide what I wanted to do by my Camp War Eagle session. Camp War Eagle sessions are for incoming freshmen to learn about the university and experience the different aspects of campus life during a jam-packed, three-day period in the summer. This was also the time that advisors assisted freshmen in registering for classes based on what major the student had chosen. After thorough research, several career quizzes and a long rant about my wish for the university to have a sorting hat ceremony instead, I had narrowed it down to two very different choices: elementary education and public relations. The day of class registration came and I had to choose. So, naturally, I decided I would flip a coin. I looked at Stewart, the guy sitting next to me in the grass on Cater Lawn, and asked if he had a quarter. He pulled out the coin, tossed it and the rest is history. I don't believe in coincidence and I have no regrets about my decision to stick with public relations. In my opinion, education is one of the noblest of professions, but it was not the path for me. The more I learned about the public relations field, with its intellectual challenges and fast-paced work environment, the more I realized that this was exactly what I wanted to do with my life. Most people who know me would describe me as a caffeinated conversationalist. Luckily, both my caffeine addiction and affinity for quality conversation fuel my love for the work I do in the public relations and communications field.
Thanks for reading a little bit more about me. If you think I might be a good fit for your team, send me an email or give me a call. I'd love to hear from you.
About Me I am an innovative communicator and independent learner. 
I have an eye for detail and strong planning and organizational skills. For four years, I found a home away from home in Auburn, Alabama, while earning a degree from Auburn University's Public Relations and Communications program. Through 
my coursework, internships and involvement, I gained experience in social media management, writing, survey 
and research methods and event management. Following graduation in May of 2017, I moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where my career began. I am seeking to continue growing and contributing my experience to the communications and marketing industry.
  • What Matters
  • Spare Time
  • Fun Facts
Quotes that inspire.
Why PR? How I ended up in the public relations field is an odd tale. I had a wide variety of interests in high school that ranged from engineering to theater. Because of this, I was unsure what passion I should pursue when choosing a major. The only thing I was sure about was that Auburn was the school for me and that I would have to decide what I wanted to do by my Camp War Eagle session. Camp War Eagle sessions are for incoming freshmen to learn about the university and experience the different aspects of campus life during a jam-packed, three-day period in the summer. This was also the time that advisors assisted freshmen in registering for classes based on what major the student had chosen. After thorough research, several career quizzes and a long rant about my wish for the university to have a sorting hat ceremony instead, I had narrowed it down to two very different choices: elementary education and public relations. The day of class registration came and I had to choose. So, naturally, I decided I would flip a coin. I looked at Stewart, the guy sitting next to me in the grass on Cater Lawn, and asked if he had a quarter. He pulled out the coin, tossed it and the rest is history. I don't believe in coincidence and I have no regrets about my decision to stick with public relations. In my opinion, education is one of the noblest of professions, but it was not the path for me. The more I learned about the public relations field, with its intellectual challenges and fast-paced work environment, the more I realized that this was exactly what I wanted to do with my life. Most people who know me would describe me as a caffeinated conversationalist. Luckily, both my caffeine addiction and affinity for quality conversation fuel my love for the work I do in the public relations and communications field.
Thanks for reading a little bit more about me. If you think I might be a good fit for your team, send me an email or give me a call. I'd love to hear from you.
About Me I am an innovative communicator and independent learner. 
I have an eye for detail and strong planning and organizational skills. For four years, I found a home away from home in Auburn, Alabama, while earning a degree from Auburn University's Public Relations and Communications program. Through 
my coursework, internships and involvement, I gained experience in social media management, writing, survey 
and research methods and event management. Following graduation in May of 2017, I moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where my career began. I am seeking to continue growing and contributing my experience to the communications and marketing industry.
  • What Matters
  • Spare Time
  • Fun Facts
Quotes that inspire.
Why PR? How I ended up in the public relations field is an odd tale. I had a wide variety of interests in high school that ranged from engineering to theater. Because of this, I was unsure what passion I should pursue when choosing a major. The only thing I was sure about was that Auburn was the school for me and that I would have to decide what I wanted to do by my Camp War Eagle session. Camp War Eagle sessions are for incoming freshmen to learn about the university and experience the different aspects of campus life during a jam-packed, three-day period in the summer. This was also the time that advisors assisted freshmen in registering for classes based on what major the student had chosen. After thorough research, several career quizzes and a long rant about my wish for the university to have a sorting hat ceremony instead, I had narrowed it down to two very different choices: elementary education and public relations. The day of class registration came and I had to choose. So, naturally, I decided I would flip a coin. I looked at Stewart, the guy sitting next to me in the grass on Cater Lawn, and asked if he had a quarter. He pulled out the coin, tossed it and the rest is history. I don't believe in coincidence and I have no regrets about my decision to stick with public relations. In my opinion, education is one of the noblest of professions, but it was not the path for me. The more I learned about the public relations field, with its intellectual challenges and fast-paced work environment, the more I realized that this was exactly what I wanted to do with my life. Most people who know me would describe me as a caffeinated conversationalist. Luckily, both my caffeine addiction and affinity for quality conversation fuel my love for the work I do in the public relations and communications field.
Thanks for reading a little bit more about me. If you think I might be a good fit for your team, send me an email or give me a call. I'd love to hear from you.
About Me I am an innovative communicator and independent learner. 
I have an eye for detail and strong planning and organizational skills. For four years, I found a home away from home in Auburn, Alabama, while earning a degree from Auburn University's Public Relations and Communications program. Through 
my coursework, internships and involvement, I gained experience in social media management, writing, survey 
and research methods and event management. Following graduation in May of 2017, I moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where my career began. I am seeking to continue growing and contributing my experience to the communications and marketing industry.
  • What Matters
  • Spare Time
  • Fun Facts
Quotes that inspire.
Why PR? How I ended up in the public relations field is an odd tale. I had a wide variety of interests in high school that ranged from engineering to theater. Because of this, I was unsure what passion I should pursue when choosing a major. The only thing I was sure about was that Auburn was the school for me and that I would have to decide what I wanted to do by my Camp War Eagle session. Camp War Eagle sessions are for incoming freshmen to learn about the university and experience the different aspects of campus life during a jam-packed, three-day period in the summer. This was also the time that advisors assisted freshmen in registering for classes based on what major the student had chosen. After thorough research, several career quizzes and a long rant about my wish for the university to have a sorting hat ceremony instead, I had narrowed it down to two very different choices: elementary education and public relations. The day of class registration came and I had to choose. So, naturally, I decided I would flip a coin. I looked at Stewart, the guy sitting next to me in the grass on Cater Lawn, and asked if he had a quarter. He pulled out the coin, tossed it and the rest is history. I don't believe in coincidence and I have no regrets about my decision to stick with public relations. In my opinion, education is one of the noblest of professions, but it was not the path for me. The more I learned about the public relations field, with its intellectual challenges and fast-paced work environment, the more I realized that this was exactly what I wanted to do with my life. Most people who know me would describe me as a caffeinated conversationalist. Luckily, both my caffeine addiction and affinity for quality conversation fuel my love for the work I do in the public relations and communications field.
Thanks for reading a little bit more about me. If you think I might be a good fit for your team, send me an email or give me a call. I'd love to hear from you.