Lauren LaViola

Lauren LaViola

| Director of Development

Lauren started her professional journey in the Journalism world receiving her Bachelor of Science in
Communication and Information at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a minor in Business
Administration. She had a short stint in the Hospitality Industry before spreading her adventurous and
inquisitive wings across the Atlantic. Lauren spent a year abroad in Spain teaching English to students aged 4
to 85 and returned to the US more self-aware and with a whole new outlook on life. Lauren landed in Chicago
where she received her Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management, a Certificate in Executive
Leadership and a Certificate in Meeting and Event Management. In Chicago, she volunteered with numerous
organizations and it was her volunteer work with CORE that brought all of her skills, interests, and
experiences full circle. Lauren has been with CORE since November 2011 and had the honor of serving
as CORE’s Executive Director until late 2018 when she transitioned to Director of Development. As Lauren says, “CORE is where my passion presented itself loud and clear and now my career happens to be one of my favorite pastimes— helping others.”