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MC Spotlight 20/20 Lauren Bertucci Class of 2018

MC Spotlight 20/20

Lauren Bertucci '18

What is your role at the College and what is something many may not know about the work you do?

My main role at the College has been being a student-athlete. One thing that many people do not know about this role is that it prepares you for the real world. Being a student-athlete forced me to learn time management and responsibility early on in my college career since I had to balance practice, game, and academic schedules. Eventually that schedule grew as I took on other roles on campus, such as SAAC secretary and being a sister of AST. Nonetheless, this has prepared me to juggle work life and a personal life in the near future.

My favorite spot on campus is...

My favorite spot on campus is John Makuvek Field, formerly known as "The Quad," because I have spent a lot of time and made some of my favorite memories in this spot. My first collegiate goal was scored here and I will never forget our playoff game against Catholic University. I also love that anytime we have good weather students immediately hang out on the field.

My favorite college tradition is...

My favorite college tradition is the Chef's Fair because I love food and on this day there seems to be an endless amount of it. Not to mention there is a variety of options! I also like to see the different dishes that the chefs come up with.

One thing that many of my colleagues don’t know about me outside of my Moravian College responsibilities is...

I am an intern for the Downtown Bethlehem Association/Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce. I am sharing this with you because I have really enjoyed my time interning for them and it has helped me find one of my passions—event planning. It also helps me to give back to a community that has given so much to me these past four years. I encourage everyone to look at their events because they offer such a wide variety of entertaining festivals that are perfect for weekends when you may have a little extra time. They are also always looking for interns!

My favorite thing to do when I am away from campus is...

My favorite thing to do when I am away from campus is travel because I love exploring new places and immersing myself in various cultures. I think it is very interesting to see traditions that other places value and their landmarks.

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What's your favorite color?

I like the color blue because it is a calm color and I have loved it since I was little. There are so many different shades that are so pretty. I especially love when you fly over a tropical place and see clear blue water.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

The best advice I have ever received is "Keep calm and eat a banana." My mom got me a pin with a minion (from Despicable Me) on it with that saying and she has said it to me every time I'm nervous about something important I'm going to do. It makes me smile and just reminds me to take a deep breath because everything will be okay in the end.

Where is one of your favorite places to go in the United States?

Charleston, SC is one of my favorite places. I have had every single one of my birthdays celebrated there, other than the year I was born. Since my parents host a volleyball camp there, it has become a second home to me. There are so many activities that I like to do there, like crabbing and paddle boarding. I also look forward to eating shrimp and grits and pralines when I go.

What is your favorite ice cream? Why?

My favorite ice cream flavor is Ben and Jerry's Half-Baked because it offers a little bit of everything! There's chocolate ice cream, vanilla ice cream, brownie bits, and my favorite—cookie dough.

I can never resist a good...

Movie!