Prospective Freshman Admissions

Lauren Hunter

Admissions Counselor

Counseling Areas:
Washington (Olympic Peninsula), Washington (Pierce County), Washington (Southwestern)

Travel Schedule: 
View my travel schedule here.


Hometown: Richland, WA
High School: Richland High School
University: Whitworth University

Favorite Quote: “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” –Albus Dumbledore

Favorite College Courses: Christian Theology, Faith and Gender in Film and Literature, Paul’s Letters, History of Christianity

Favorite Spokane Activities: Visiting Greenbluff farms to pick berries, floating on the Little Spokane River, walking around Manito Park with a hot drink from Rockwood Bakery, thrifting, trail running/walking, and BLOOMSDAY (the best event on earth, I’m pretty sure)

Favorite Spokane Restaurants: Luna if you’re feeling fancy, Frank’s if you’re not! I also love Saranac, Madeleine’s, and South Perry Pizza.

Favorite thing about Whitworth: Definitely the student-professor relationships. When I started Whitworth as a freshman, I was surprised by how my professors wanted to get to know me beyond my academic capabilities. Professors at Whitworth will help you discern your gifts and passions, encourage you ask hard questions, and contribute to your spiritual, personal, and professional development. If you visit Whitworth, you won’t be surprised to see professors having coffee with students just to talk about life!

Advice for Whitworth applicants: Two things: First, visit campus! Printed materials about campus are great, but they can’t totally convey the feeling of being a part of the Whitworth community. Come to campus for a visit day where you can get to know current students, see the dorms, and sit in on a class. Trust me; you’ll see how unique Whitworth is once you visit. And second, reflect on what you’re passionate about. We love applicants who see Whitworth as an opportunity to develop and apply their passions!

Free for all: I am a whole-hearted fan of the Pacific Northwest, as I spent several years missing it while studying theology on the East Coast. I’m passionate about young adult ministry and helping both Christians and non-Christians explore the Christian faith more deeply. I am an avid pottery collector, a competitive board game lover, and a chai tea enthusiast. Old murder mystery shows are my favorite, and I’m in my happiest place when attending a Broadway musical or having a conversation with someone that helps me know them on a deeper level. I’m a Whitworth alum, as are my husband, father, and brother. Go Bucs!