Lauren Platt, a Rancho Santa Fe resident since 1996, graduated with Honors and Distinction from Stanford University on June 17. Lauren attended Santa Fe Christian Schools in Solana Beach for 12 years, graduating in 2008.
Lauren graduated with a bachelor of science in human biology, with University Distinction (top 15 percent of major and graduating class). Her Honors Thesis involved research in diagnosing active tuberculosis infection.
Additionally, Lauren received the Haas International Public Service Fellowship and will be working at the World Health Organization in Geneva this summer on the Polio Eradication Project. Lauren received the Albert H. Hastorf award for Outstanding Service to the Program in human biology, and as a junior received the Kirsten Frohnmayer Research Prize for juniors in 2011. She was elected to Cap and Gown, an honor society for Stanford women recognizing leadership and service to the university.
After finishing the Haas International Fellowship next year, Lauren will be deciding between further studies in medicine or in public health.