Three fun facts about Lauren:
* My favorite hobby, although I’m not
particularly good at it, is painting.
* My favorite food is sushi. One day, I’m
going to take a sushi-making class.
* Aside from members of my family, my role
model is Michelle Obama. Her style,
poise, and philanthropic efforts are
I decided I wanted to intern at SNI when I attended an information session hosted by SNI at my college, Hampton University. They spoke about the wonderful brands included in the SNI family, and I was so inspired by the diversity within the company.
The best thing for me about working at SNI is how much I appreciate the company’s Core Values because they align with my personal morals and ethical views. Diversity, Clarity in Communication, Integrity, Compassion/Support, Shared Responsibility, Work/Life Balance, Openness, and Humor are all qualities that people search for in a workplace.
The one skill I brought from my college experience to my internship at SNI was a drive to persevere in a fast-paced environment. Being able to remain calm, cool, and collected while problem solving has been key!
My most memorable moment during my internship was participating in the 2011 New York City Wine & Food Festival. There, I met some of my favorite celebrity chefs! It’s always great seeing a project transform from the pre-production to production and finally post-production phases!
My favorite SNI show is Food Network’s Chopped. My all-time favorite celebrity chefs are Marcus Samuelsson and Pat and Gina Neely!
One thing I've learned through my experience at SNI is what you put into something is exactly what you’ll get out of it. I work with an amazing group of individuals who come to work every single day and give it their best. I truly believe that is a factor in the success of the network!
After my internship I was hired by SNI as freelance production assistant at Food Network and Cooking Channel for roughly 9 months. I was recently hired on as staff which has been such an honor! As an intern, I had the pleasure of meeting the company president, John Lansing. He shared with me that his vision for interns is that they gain a valuable experience while also being able to contribute to the SNI family.