Lauren Rosenbaum joined the AAVSO in summer 2011 as the part-time Administrative Assistant. She makes sure the organization keeps up with its mailings, emails, and phone calls, and helps to maintain the membership database, online forums, and AAVSO store. She tries to know a little bit about every project, large and small, going on at the AAVSO so she can answer as many questions as possible. She has always wanted to hold an administrative position, because she finds joy in easing the lives of her co-workers, and she loves to perfect small details. Lauren particularly enjoys working at the AAVSO because of their dedication to bringing together amateur and professional astronomy. She loves that everybody with an interest in science can contribute, and that amateurs are so valuable to the study of variable stars.
Lauren came to the AAVSO after working with children most of her life. She studied psychology and childhood education at New York University, while working with children in a myriad of school, camp, and home environments. She enjoys finding ways of making science more accessible to children--at her previous job at an afterschool program, she taught a club about space for a group of Kindergarten, first, and second grade students!
Lauren is currently a full-time graduate student at Tufts University. She earned her master's degree in school psychology in 2012, and is now working toward her educational specialist degree, in preparation to become a fully certified school psychologist. She also interns with a school psychologist in an elementary school. Lauren enjoys reading novels and news/opinion articles, biking around Cambridge and nearby Somerville, having picnics with her friends, and Zumba dance.