Volunteer Highlight: Lauren Kosmatka

April 11, 2019

What is your education and employment background?
I have my BSSW from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and I am working towards my MSW from St. Cloud State University. I previously worked as an Adult Mental Health Case Manager, and I am currently a CADI/BI Case Manager with Dakota County.

What has been your favorite volunteer experience?
I have had the opportunity to travel to Texas and Haiti with Headwaters. I really enjoyed both trips because we devoted a full day to working on various projects. I have also enjoyed my experience working with MSSA and helping assist with the yearly conference. It is very hard to pick a favorite!

Why do you volunteer?
Volunteering is an incredible experience and brings immense value to the community and you personally gain purpose and meaning. If one person can make a difference, imagine if everyone gave it a try!

What is a fun fact about you?
I love to prank people and joke around. I like to keep it lighthearted around the office because of the challenging work we do! I am a major goof ball, and I love a good cheesy joke! I really enjoy eating Mexican food, so if you have any local recommendations, please let me know!

 

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