Lauren Phillips is an international student and scholar adviser (F-Visa). She completed an MEd in Globalization and Educational Change and a post-baccalaureate certificate in International Counseling from Lehigh University.
In college, she studied abroad in Tokyo for one year and then returned to Japan as an English teacher after graduation. Before coming to IUP, she worked in immigration services and refugee resettlement in New York.
Growing up in a small town, Lauren knew from a young age that she wanted to travel and become a part of the international community. She’s particularly interested in how to promote mental health in international students and mitigate the impact of
culture shock and re-entry shock. She enjoys reading and listening to podcasts, and wants to become one of those people who hikes a lot.