School: Arizona State University
Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA
Major: Criminal Justice
Why did you want to be a 12 girl?
I wanted to be a 12 girl because I want to represent ASU in the best way possible. I want to demonstrate that it’s possible to maintain a healthy balance between academic success and fun! I also want to inspire others to be active and healthy.
Tell us something about you that people wouldn’t expect from just looking at you Lauren?
I want to be involved in the FBI. My undergraduate degree is in Psychology and I’m currently studying Criminal Justice. My dream is to be involved in the FBI, focusing on criminal psychology, what makes criminals tick, and ultimately helping implement interventions to help people. Something you may not know.. I graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 3 years, Dean’s Honors!
What is Lauren Levine’s Favorite Place on Campus?
This does not qualify as campus. However, Tempe Town Lake is my favorite place in the area. I take my dog running along the path and always stop on the bridge to get a spectacular view of campus.
What’s your major and how did you decide on that?
I am majoring is Criminal Justice. I decided to pursue my Master’s in the field because I am captivated by the different ways our minds our wired. Namely, how what seems ‘normal’ to one person may be completely bizarre to another.
What is your favorite college memory?
When I went to Italy! It’s the only time I’ve traveled abroad and Italian culture is incredible. My father is permanently relocating there in May and I cannot wait to go visit.
How have things changed for you as a 12?
I’ve only been a 12 for a matter of hours, but I can already tell that these girls are going to be family. They all seem so genuine and I’m beyond excited to share the experiences of this adventure with them.
What do you love about being a SunDevil?
I’ve only been a grad student for a few months, so, by far, the one I’ve been blessed to have right now. Tempe 12! I love all the energy that student have in the student section at the games. We are all one big community and I love that. I couldn’t ask for a better school and a better group of girls!
What does Lauren Levine look for in a guy?
I’m 24 and have learned through trial and error what I look for in a guy. Honesty is number one. Integrity and respect fall under that category. But he has to be athletic and have nice hands. And I have a weakness for firefighters;)
What’s your best and worst date?
My best date lasted an entire week. We took a road trip down Highway 1 in California. The views are spectacular. You really get to know someone when you spend an entire week with him. My worst date was a double date my best friend dragged me on. We went to Buffalo Wild Wings and I swear it was like Chuckie Cheese’s in there. I was completely unattracted to the guy, I could smell his breath across the table, and he ‘forgot his wallet.’
Why did you want to go to ASU?
I decided on ASU because my program ranks 12th in the country and I absolutely love the location. It seems like everyone here is open to meeting new people and the second I visited the campus I felt right at home.
Tell us about where you grew up?
I grew up in Santa Rosa, CA, a city in the Bay Area. It’s incredibly beautiful and nestled in the wine country. From Santa Rosa, it’s 45 minutes to San Francisco, 45 minutes to the beach, and just a few hours from Lake Tahoe. It’s the perfect location.
What’s one item you can’t live without and why?
You will always find me with SmartWater (but only the bottle with the duck inside), un-petroleum vanilla chapstick, and a Reese’s chocolate bar. I also can’t live without my dog, Remy. I rescued him when he was 8 weeks old and we just celebrated his third birthday.