Hi! My name is Lauren Alexander, and I’m a member of the class of 2023 at Tampa Preparatory School in Tampa, Florida. I participate in my school’s honors choir and Vocal Arts Concentration program as well as their chapter of STAND, a national student organization that takes action against mass atrocities happening globally. Additionally, I am on the leadership team for a club called Culture Shock!, which is dedicated to having open dialogue about various social justice issues.
Outside of school, I work as a board member and songleader for my temple youth group and as a teacher assistant at my Sunday school. I also dedicate lots of my time to speaking out about my experience as a disabled person in the modern world, in hopes that sharing my story will help to educate those around me. I would say that advocating for myself as well as the disabled community in this way is one of my biggest passions.
On a less serious note, I love all things Disney and URJ Camp Coleman. Coleman is my home away from home where I spent seven amazing summers. In my free time, I’m usually reading, singing, talking to my camp friends, or spending time with my family and my dog.