Name: Lauren Riggs
Where do you call home? Tulsa, Oklahoma, but I currently reside in Norman, Oklahoma due to the fact that I am a student at OU (The University of Oklahoma).
Education (degree(s): How will FA add to your future [career]?: I am currently at the University of Oklahoma working towards my bachelor's degree in Human Relations. After I graduate this year, I am going on to get my Masters. With all of my education, I want to be an advocate for Friedreich's Ataxia to educate individuals on ableism and how to treat individuals properly with disabilities.
What is your relationship status? Who do you live with? I currently live alone in an apartment on campus. I love living alone because it gives me the freedom to be independent and take care of myself. I have been dating my boyfriend, Hudson, for about a year and a half. He is the most supportive person I have ever met in terms of FA, and it is truly heartwarming to see how he takes care of me as well.
What's typical day for you? I currently work part-time as a Zoning Research Analyst for a commercial real estate company, and I am also a full-time student at the University of Oklahoma. So, I work Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and go to class on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I am also in charge of a committee for the Children's Hospital Dance Marathon at my school and in charge of LEAD Team, which is a student council organization at OU.