Lauren Sherman, Graduate Student

A Warm Welcome

When Lauren Sherman left her hill country home in San Antonio, Texas, and arrived at Baylor, she wasn't quite sure what to expect. Much to her satisfaction, she instantly felt welcomed by the friendly faces of fellow students and comforting guidance of professors. From the first day she set foot on this campus, Lauren knew this was the school for her.

Lauren's passion for service led her to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, where she focused on earning a Bachelor's Degree. She joined NSSLHA, the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association, a student run organization where she enjoyed discussing a variety of speech pathology topics. "It was such a positive experience, I knew staying at Baylor for my graduate degree would be a perfect fit for me," Lauren says.

Caring Faculty & Community Unity

When asked to describe her experience at Baylor, Lauren simply responds, "motivating." She believes the strong sense of unity among students, professors and faculty separates Baylor from other graduate schools. "I have learned from, been encouraged by and truly admired my professors," says Lauren.

The optimism expressed by her professors when helping with classes, internships and future career routes consistently impresses her. She firmly believes that the professors' dedication and encouragement truly enrich their students' lives throughout the entire program. According to Lauren, "They really want to help you search for what you're interested in and find what you want to do."

A Community of Service

Baylor's strong sense of community, along with its emphasis on involvement within the Waco community, has provided Lauren with countless opportunities to work with and serve others. She enjoys tutoring children in local schools and supporting the Make-A-Wish foundation through multiple local fundraisers.

Post-Grad Plans

"My experiences at Baylor have prepared me for a wonderful future in my professional life," Lauren says. After graduation, she plans to use her degrees in speech pathology to work with children in schools or adults in a hospital setting. Lauren's goal remains steadfast: to help people and make a difference in their lives.