Meet Our Student: Mary Lauersen

Meet Our Student: Mary Lauersen

Mary is a sophomore in the Law & Society program.

Where are you from originally?

Levittown, PA.

Why did you choose Jefferson?

I chose Jefferson because it was very close to home, and I loved the campus. I also had the opportunity to continue my volleyball career. Plus, my father attended Philadelphia University, making it feel even more like home.

What is the best part of your studies?

Being challenged to dive deeper and think critically about topics that were usually avoided by my prior educators.  

What’s something people would be surprised to find out about you?

I enjoy long-distance running, and began participating in the Broad Street Run 10 miler in Philadelphia when I was 10 years old.

Tell us about a project you’re currently working on.

I recently completed a “know your rights” assignment in my constitutional law class. We created a method of informing the public about the rights they possess. I examined First Amendment rights with public school students. I believe in the importance of students being able to voice their opinions and make an impact. Along with this, I incorporated current events that could feature student speech and protest, such as issues with critical race theory and the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. 

What’s a recent honor you received?

I was named to the College Sports Communicators Academic All-District Team for volleyball.