Lauren Kuhn joined Boston Herald Radio’s “Morning Meeting” with Hillary Chabot and Jack Encarnacao to talk about her goals as Miss Massachusetts.
Q: I understand you have a “three-point plan.”
A: I had established a scholarship earlier this year, and I sent it to a young woman who is going to the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, and one of my goals this year is to grow that scholarship and send it to another young woman, especially someone who is in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics field. I went to Capitol Hill and lobbied on student debt reduction. I’d like to do it again in April. And then I’d like to speak in schools and talk to young people. I’d like to address questions related to financial aid.
Q: Have you reached out to Elizabeth Warren?
A: Absolutely I have. I really appreciate that she stands up for students. If I could work with Ms. Warren to make paying off the debt for myself and for other young people, I think that would be really rewarding.
Q: What are your duties as Miss Massachusetts and what do you hope to take away from this experience?
A: My obligations are really flexible… it’s basically whatever I want to do with my year and take my vision and try to make an impact. I take away the connections I’m making with people, the lives that I’m able to impact, and a lot of friendships, too, because the contestants are extremely kind.
CONGRATULATIONS LAUREN KUHN!
4th runner up at Miss America 2015!
AND winner of a $5000 STEM scholarship!
You've heard a lot about the "STEM" program haven't you? "STEM" Stands for: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
The United States has become a global leader, in large part, through the genius and hard work of its scientists, engineers and innovators. Yet today, that position is threatened as comparatively few American students pursue expertise in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)—and by an inadequate pipeline of teachers skilled in those subjects. President Obama has set a priority of increasing the number of students and teachers who are proficient in these vital fields.
Lauren Kuhn is doing a remarkable job within the STEM program, promoting education in these fields. Her tireless work earned her a $5,000 scholarship in the recent Miss America pageant and one of only 4 people that received such an award! If you have any questions regarding her work or about what the STEM program is about, please visit the CONTACT page and make sure you put STEM in the subject line.
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Daughter • Sister • Pianist • Vocalist • Golfer • Downhill Skier • Lobbyist • Future Dentist • Researcher*
*At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Lauren Kuhn, a doctor of dental medicine student at Harvard University who also holds a B.S. in Biology from Gonzaga University; Although a future dentist, teeth are not her only passion.
Did you know that Boston Children's Hospital provides world class medical and dental care to children? Did you know that scholarships are becoming increasingly more difficult to come by, although many feel our society has achieved educational equality? Did you know that Lauren's dental class is 2/3 male students? Join Lauren as she seeks to raise funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, encourage young women (and men) to pursue their educational & career goals, and to grow the scholarship she has awarded to a recent female graduate of the Boston Latin School who truly embodies the characteristics of tenacity and kindness.
If you'd like to help support these goals, I encourage you to reach out to your US Senators and Representatives and ask them to support S. 1066: Federal Loan Refinancing Act, H.R. 1527: Federal Student Loan Refinancing Act, and for those who love healthy smiles: S. 466/H.R. 963: Coordination of Pro Bono Medically Recommended Dental Care Act.