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Lauren Koenig

Lauren Koenig

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Most can be described as right-brained or left-brained-and then there's Lauren Koenig. Logical and science-oriented, Lauren holds a Master's in Public Health in Epidemiology from The Ohio State University. Creative and people-oriented, Lauren is a relationship builder. She was just awarded "Advisor of the Year" for the BBYO Great Midwest Region. 

Lauren's ability to see a human need and then tackle it with a laser-focus has enabled her to build Jewish communities. As a young adult, she recognized a lack of Jewish programming in the northwest suburbs and began a Facebook group for young Jews, planning regular meetups. And she shared her ideas with other suburban-based young Jews on Oy!Chicago.  

Lauren is also an Urban Zen Integrative Therapist, using Reiki to help sick friends and family with their physical and emotional healing. 

AGE:
28

PRIMARY GIG:
Senior Risk Management Analyst at CVS Health

ON THE SIDE:
Tutor at Huntington Learning Center, babysitting

RELATIONSHIP STATUS:
Married

HOW DO YOU GIVE BACK:
I give back to the community by sharing my enthusiastic attitude and passion for life in all that I do. Through BBYO, I support teens in the Chicagoland area by developing leaders and navigating teenage emotions. The JCC Engagers program is a wonderful way to network and share resources with nearby young Jews. My co-chair position in the CVS Health Women’s Success Network allows for the promotion of diversity and the capacity to provide valuable opportunities to nearby colleagues.

A JEW WHO INSPIRES YOU:
Mayim Bialik

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