Staff Spotlight: Lauren Ball
Lauren Ball is the assistant director for programs in the Office of International Services, a unit of the Office of Global Engagement. Ball recently celebrated her 10 year work anniversary at NC State, where she works to help international students, scholars, and dependents succeed.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I was born in Virginia but moved around a lot due to my dad’s job. By the time I graduated high school, we’d lived in six different places including Mississippi, Virginia for a second time, Ohio, Maryland and Hawaii. I’m a proud graduate of UNC Asheville where I double majored in history and French. I also studied abroad in France during my undergraduate studies and lived with an incredible French family as part of my program. Given my eventual career choice, it’s safe to say it was a life changing experience. My educational pursuits eventually brought me to NC State and I received my Master’s in International Studies degree in 2008.
How long have you been with NC State and the Office of Global Engagement?