Lauren joined Random Acts in October 2019 after becoming friends with several Random Acts volunteers over the years. She has a Bachelor of Science in information technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and works as a business process analyst out in the real world. In addition to her work with Random Acts, Lauren volunteers as a crisis responder and is passionate about mental health. When she is not working, she’s usually found running long distances, drinking iced coffee, on an airplane, or snuggling her dog named Holly.
If Lauren could have any superpower, it would be to change the season to autumn at will. This way she could drink pumpkin spice lattes all year and have it be somewhat more socially acceptable.
We live in times when hate and fear seem stronger. We rise and fall and light from dying embers–remembrances that hope and love last longer. – Lin-Manuel Miranda
Carin is a network engineering student that lives near Dayton, Ohio with her husband, 3 children, and assorted pets. She volunteers for Random Acts because she wants to contribute to making the world a better, kinder place for her children and future generations. In her non-existent spare time (you saw that bit about three kids, right?), she enjoys reading, playing video games, and hanging out with her family.
On a related note, if Carin could have any superpower, she would dearly love the ability to warp time.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Meade
Colette joined Random Acts in 2020 as an IT Admin. She has a Masters in Information Science and has experience in data science, analytics, and web development. Colette is an avowed optimist and is passionate about Random Acts’ mission to spread kindness and make the world a better place. In her free time she loves traveling, making art, biking, reading, and learning new skills.
If Colette could have any superpower, she would choose a photographic memory so she could remember everything she reads and easily pick up new languages.
“The secret of life is in art.” — Oscar Wilde