CSEE Alumna Lauren Mazzoli chosen for UMBC Alumni Association Rising Star award

Each year, the UMBC Alumni Association celebrates UMBC graduates and faculty who have made outstanding contributions to the University, their fields, and their communities. This year, CSEE Alumna Lauren Mazzoli was chosen for the Rising Star award, which is given to an outstanding undergraduate alumna/us of the last decade who has demonstrated professional achievement.

Lauren received B.S. degrees in both Computer Science and Mathematics in 2015 and completed a, M.S. degree in Computer Science at UMBC in 2017. As an undergraduate, she was in the first cohort of UMBC’s Cyber Scholars and was a CWIT affiliate. After completing her undergraduate studies, she joined Northrop Grumman as a Cyber Software Engineer and continued her studies in the UMBC Computer Science M.S. program. This summer she was selected for Northrop Grumman’s Future Technical Leaders Program, which is aimed at identifying and investing in Northrop Grumman’s next generation of technologists and leaders.

Lauren has been active as an alumna in supporting UMBC and its programs. She created and ran a semester-long Cyber Competition that was supported by Northrop Grumman for UMBC’s Cyber Scholars and Affiliates and participated in several on-campus activities to strengthen the relationship and interactions between Northrop Grumman and UMBC. She is currently on the board for Northrop Grumman’s Women’s International Network, and was the Lead of the Professional Development Group’s Community Outreach Activities. She has also spoken at, or been a panelist in, a number professional events.

All members of the UMBC community are invited to join the UMBC Alumni Association in celebrating the 2017 award recipients at the 2017 Alumni Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall.