Lauren Williams, M.S., PPS
Lauren Amber Williams is a Counselor within the Career Center and has over 5 years of experience supporting students in counseling related and teaching roles, more recently with her roles at the Cal State LA Career Center and Chaffey College. She graduated with her Master’s in Educational Counseling with a PPS credential in 2018 from the University of La Verne.
Serving as a Career Advisor at CSULA, she conducted individual & group advising sessions and designed curriculum & programs that focused on student success and career readiness, which includes workshops and events to develop students in their professional identity, how to effectively explore career interests, make connections & network, prepare for the job application, and target their employment search. She also designed and established a career-themed advising program titled “Career Hour” with the EOP Guardian Scholars Program that began in 2021. And as an Adjunct Counselor with Chaffey College, she semesterly instructed career exploration & life planning courses, and provided academic advisement, assisting students with comprehensive educational plans.
Prior to Lauren’s counseling experiences, she held multiple roles as a Production Artist and Manager at companies within the large format print industry, which included artwork design and overseeing multi-dollar projects for various cosmetic and apparel brands for 8+ years.
Being an IE native, Lauren was raised in Fontana and Chino Hills, graduating from Chino Hills High School in 2007. She attended Cal State Fullerton as a student-athlete on scholarship with the Track & Field team and graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor’s in Sociology and a Minor in Gender Studies. Highlights of her accomplishments as a student-athlete was earning the first 4-time Undefeated Big West Conference Champion title in the 100m-Hurdles event, setting the University's current fastest record for the 100m-Hurdles, and she received the Big West Conference Scholar Student-Athlete Award in 2010.