Lauren Pattie has been busy since graduating with an English major several years ago—and not just hanging out on ledges (literally), taking pictures. Upon graduation, Lauren won a Fulbright Fellowship to southeastern Turkey, where she taught English and traveled extensively. Arriving back home, she became the marketing & public relations manager at Iocolor, a book printing & manufacturing company that focuses on image-intensive books. (Iocolor works with notable photographers, museums, and university presses.) When that firm downsized, Lauren decided to go after her first love and is currently attending Fuller Seminary, pursuing a masters in divinity degree.
Rivaling that first love is Lauren’s significant accomplishments in co-ed ultimate Frisbee. This is serious stuff: Her Seattle team recently came in second in nationals, and Lauren—along with fellow SPU English alum Lexi Garrity—was interviewed on ESPN 3 after the victory.
Topping off this list of post-grad accomplishments is Lauren’s continued singing in local choirs and ensembles, a talent she groomed at Seattle Pacific.
Says Lauren about here time at SPU: “I’m very glad I decided to go with the English major. Not only did that mean I had awesome professors all the time, but it is a very flexible degree. Once you know how to communicate effectively, you can go a whole ton of places. I think the English major will set me up well for seminary because I know how to write and analyze texts–which is a lot of what we’ll be doing.”