Lauren Cernuska (March – June 2015)

Lauren, 27, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to Galveston last year. She previously worked for PNC Bank for seven years before realizing her true passion and potential. Since moving to the coast her dreams of helping the environment and marine life can now become a reality. Lauren loves running with her dog, Nova, kayaking, listening to music, and being outdoors, especially at the beach. Lauren is a devoted aunt to her niece and nephew and previously volunteered with the Special Olympics. She misses her family and friends back home, but is proud and happy to call Texas her new permanent home. She loves helping people and animals and is excited to do her very best here at Turtle Island.