Meet Lauren Dunn

For Lauren Dunn, being positive is key. Dunn, a sophomore studying science and agricultural journalism, describes herself as a determined person with lots of positive energy.

“I’m kind of like a hippie,” Dunn said laughing.

What Dunn really means is that she enjoys reading people to decide if they give off positive or negative energy. Dunn also loves yoga, coffee, going to Kaldi’s Coffee, and independent films, like those shown at Ragtag Cinema.

Dunn grew up in Fremont, Calif., and has always been fascinated with food. In high school, Dunn wrote a food column for her school newspaper. Her background in food writing prompted her to switch from the School of Journalism to the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. The food and wine track within CAFNR’s science and agricultural journalism major has allowed her to combine her love for food and writing.

Because she grew up in an interesting food culture, Dunn plans to some day return to California to write for Sunset Magazine, a West Coast based food and living magazine. Although she grew up in an urban environment, Dunn was involved in agriculture through her local urban gardens and has always valued eating local.

Dunn plans to attend graduate school to study documentary filmmaking. In the near future, she would like to intern for her local urban garden’s website back home.

Dunn was drawn to the University of Missouri because of the journalism school and the inviting homelike campus. She loves the gorgeous buildings around campus, and recognizes that the school has its own spirit. Regular hangouts for Dunn on campus are MizzouRec, where she gives swimming lessons, and the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority house, where she is a member.

Dunn has a great appreciation for MU and CAFNR. She believes her future at MU is looking very positive.

 This profile was written by fellow Corner Post staff writer: Jessi Perry

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