Hi, my name is Lauren Herzog. I grew up in Austin from 1992 until 2009 when I began my undergraduate education at Pepperdine University in California. There I completed my Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. Following college graduation in 2013, I moved to Seattle, WA and obtained my Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Seattle Pacific University. After graduation, I remained in Seattle, working at a local treatment center in pursuit of my clinical hours towards licensure, and also pursuing a certification in Medical Family Therapy. In 2016, I moved back to California for a career opportunity as Case Manager at Pepperdine University. In this dynamic role, I worked with college and graduate students, providing case management services in varying capacities. My journey has instilled an abiding valuing of education, as well as shown me the importance of guidance when navigating young adulthood. I’m inspired by watching the students at Alpha 180 succeed in the pursuit of their passions.