My name is Lauren E. Munroe, and I’m from the small, quiet town of Mansfield, Massachusetts! I’ve lived in Massachusetts all my life, and so, I’m a New Englander by blood. It’s something that will always be with me! The perks of living in Massachusetts? Fresh, New England seafood, 24/7: There’s nothing like it! The perks of living in Mansfield? There are many areas of conservation land, bodies of water and parks with trees, curious critters and other animals. My mom is my best friend in the whole universe, and we have a happy, zany dog named Sandy who loves to give hugs and kisses.
Having the privilege of attending last year’s week-long, Cultivating Underrepresented Students in Philosophy (CUSP) program was a great learning experience for me. I presented my essay on the growing concern of bias data and its negative effect on judicial decisions. I love to write, and I had the privilege of having several letters to the editor published in The Enterprise Newspaper, The Sun Chronicle and one for The Boston Globe. I am, of course, super excited to write for The Washington Center as well!
In my free time, I love watching retro science fiction movies like 1959’s The Wasp Woman, as well as television shows like African American Short Films, The Outer Limits, HBO’s Cosmic Slop, The Twilight Zone and television stations such as Comet and DUST.
I love nature walks, photography, reading philosophy, creating abstract drawings and listening to a variety of music and talk radio. My favorite books of all time is George Orwell’s 1984 that I read in my senior year of high school (Hi, Mrs. Edson!), and H.G. Wells’s The Time Machine.