Lauren is a third year photojournalism student pursuing a minor in Spanish. She has shot photos for Fresh Take Florida and the Gainesville Sun. Lauren likes roller skating in her free time.
Gainesville hosted one of over 650 women's marches that took place throughout the United States on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. Hundreds of people came out to Depot Park and the corner of University Avenue and 13th Street to participate in the North Central Florida March for Reproductive Rights & Justice. People chanted "My body! My choice!" and "What do we want? Women's rights! When do we want 'em? Now!""If for some reason [a woman] finds herself pregnant and decides that she's not able to take care of her body [or] take care of a developing fetus, then it is the most humane thing to terminate that pregnancy," Peggi Young, a protestor at the event, said.
An employee of Crave food truck is seen taking orders during the Christmas Party and Food Truck Rally at Destiny Community Church on Friday, Dec.4, 2020. This event was hosted by DCC and each vendor committed to donate 10% of their sales to to changing the lives of children locally and globally. (Lauren Witte/Alligator Staff)
Justin McKenzie (left) and Dee Natour (right) sit in Bo Diddley Plaza during the election results watch party hosted by the Dream Defenders on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Lauren Witte/Alligator Staff)
Avenlea Harris is seen dressed as the Statue of Liberty while watching the election results during the Bo Diddley Plaza watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Lauren Witte/Alligator Staff)
Sarah Younger holds a shield stating “Protect the Results” during the rally held at the Alachua City Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. Younger said, "It ain't over 'til the fat lady sings, and I'm not singing yet." (Lauren Witte/Alligator Staff)
Dominic Bouton, 20, a UF applied physiology and kinesiology junior, leaves the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts after voting on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Lauren Witte/Alligator Staff)
Cheree Padilla (right), a member of the Voter Protection Team, helps move the Biden campaign volunteers' signs on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The volunteers were told to move their signs and chairs to comply with the state statute that says no one can solicit voters within 150 feet of a polling location. (Lauren Witte/Alligator Staff)
Nancy Parkinson claps during the "Protect the Results" rally hosted by the Blue Wave Coalition of Alachua County at the Alachua City Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (Lauren Witte/Alligator Staff)