Advising Team

lauren welch

Lauren Welch


Academic Advisor,
Graduation & Data Specialist
Master of Science, Counseling
Student Affairs & College Counseling 
Fresno State University
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
University of California, Santa Barbara

Lauren joined the H&A Student Success Center in January 2020 as the Academic Advisor / Graduation & Data Specialist. Lauren fully embraces her CliftonStrengths Top 5 (Empathy, Developer, Individualization, Harmony, and Relator).
Lauren was born and raised in Sanger, near Fresno in the Central Valley, and grew up as a self-proclaimed bookworm who loved taking piano lessons and playing basketball and soccer. She began her undergraduate journey at UC Santa Barbara earning a B.A. in Psychology with minors in Classics and Education. Lauren recognized her passion for serving others and supporting them in making the most of their college experience. At Fresno State she obtained her M.S. in Counseling, Student Affairs & College Counseling.
Lauren's service-oriented professional experience has been dedicated to providing empathetic and solution-focused guidance to students in order to help them clarify and make timely progress toward their individual academic, career, and life goals.