Lauren Kuhn



Education:                                 Harvard School of Dental Medicine – D.M.D., Class of 2017

                                                      Gonzaga University—B.S. in Biology, Class of 2013

                                                      J.M. Weatherwax Public High School—Valedictorian, Class of 2009


Platform Issue:                          Empowering Women through Education

Scholastic/Career Ambition:   Found a dental specialty practice in a low-income community

Talent:                                        Piano Performance/ “Valse Dramatico”

Scholastic Honors:

  • Coca-Cola Scholar, Miss America Academic Award, Toyota Scholar, Dr. Pepper Scholar
  • Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) National Scholarship
  • Junior Class Top GPA for the Class of 2013 (1,300 students) at Gonzaga University
  • Biology Department Award at Gonzaga University

Leadership Roles:

  • Harvard Medical School Society Representative, American Student Dental Assoc. Legislative Liaison
  • Funded and rebuilt a home for an elderly, disabled woman in partnership with Rebuilding Together
  • Massachusetts Dental Society Committee on Public Affairs voting member
  • Gonzaga University Class Senator, High School Class President
  • College intramural badminton team captain


  • Lobbied on Capitol Hill for student loan debt reduction
  • PEO (Philanthropic Education Organization) member—since February 2010—and state convention speaker
  • Collected 12,000+ books for underprivileged children through a self-initiated program

Interesting Facts:

  • Studied in Zambia, Botswana, and Turkey (attacked by a cheetah, ate a caterpillar)
  • Performed in Carnegie Hall with a select choir and selected for All State Choir
  • Featured on ESPN as a national finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Awards
  • Owner of a hard hat, as a 3-year employee of a heavy machinery business

Employment: Research assistant to renowned Professor Donald Giddon; Chemistry lab teacher’s assistant and tutor.