Lauren Burton


Hometown: Duncanville, TX

Education Background: Bachelor Of Arts, Social Work and Spanish (St. Edward's University), Master of Social Work (The University of Texas at Arlington), Master of Public Affairs (The University of Texas at Austin)

Why did you decide to work for TRIO? lol, to save others from the mistakes I made!! Even with two parents who went to college, I made a lot of mistakes, especially with money!! I wish I had someone who really knew the details about admissions and financial aid to give me the inside info.

What is your favorite thing about working with students? They make it easy to get up and come to work in the morning!! Gainesville ISD students are some of the hardest working, most involved students you'll ever meet. It's a privilege to be able to teach and assist them as they go through the college/career process. Check out the GISD Talent Search page here

Personal Fun Fact: So I only have one brother, but I have tons of aunts, uncles and cousins...whom I love dearly! Between my mom and dad's sides, I have 28 aunts and uncles, 43 first cousins and their 60 kids!! Good times!!