Concierge and Youth Advisor, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED)
Lauren is 18 years old and was born and raised in the suburbs of west Auckland. She comes from a Māori, Pasifika and Pakeha background, with a whānau of six. For the past six months, Lauren has worked as Youth Advisor at Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), and was recently appointed as Concierge, providing the first point of contact for external clients.
Lauren joined ATEED on completion of high school, bringing with her the fresh ideas of today’s youth. Lauren believes that youth are the future of Auckland and New Zealand – they are the quickest to adapt to new technology and as a result, can pave the way for positive change in the world of work. Lauren considers herself to be ‘constructively honest’, which is much appreciated by her colleagues at ATEED. Her goal is to ensure that the next generation entering the workforce will achieve all they are capable of and more.