Lauryn Carlton

Hometown: Ft. Meade, Maryland
Year: Sophomore
Major: Journalism, minor in Spanish

What is your favorite Mizzou memory?

Summer Welcome is my favorite Mizzou memory. The summer between my senior year and college was this weird sort of limbo time for me since I was out of high school but hadn’t started college yet. Summer Welcome gave me the first glimpse of what it would be like to be a college student at MU, and it really solidified my decision to come here.

What quote do you live by?

“The best is yet to come.” It’s in my Instagram bio, in my room décor, and maybe even on a tattoo (if I’m brave enough to get one). I struggle with diagnosed anxiety, and I tend to overthink/think the worst about a lot of everyday situations. However, I have to realize that I’m only on this earth for a short time compared to eternity, and that even though there may be mishaps and issues that throw me off, there are bigger and better things for me in the future.