Lauren Mobertz is a marketing/editorial intern at Sampsonia Way. She pursues a B.A. in Professional Writing with a minor in Hispanic Studies at Carnegie Mellon University. She also worked at Oakland Planning and Development Corporation, the Dowd Innovation Seed Fund, and Her Campus Carnegie Mellon. In June 2010 she traveled to South Africa on a Vira I. Heinz Women in Global Leadership scholarship and has since studied and worked abroad in other countries, including Nicaragua and Chile. In the future Lauren hopes to settle down on the East Coast and enter education administration.
Sampsonia Way is an online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh that seeks to protect and advocate for writers who may be endangered, to educate the public about threats to writers and literary expression, and to create a community in which endangered writers thrive and literary culture is a valued part of life.