Lauren Kobylarz, Program Director

Lauren joined the staff of Students Run Philly Style in January of 2014, after having been a mentor/Running Leader for the previous four years. Lauren brings more than a decade of experience as a race director, event planner, and communications specialist to her role at Students Run Philly Style.

As the Program Director, Lauren is responsible for program design, implementation and operations. She serves as the primary point person for program strategy and development, including new initiatives, partnerships program evaluation, and financial management.

Lauren earned a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government in May 2014. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University, where she majored in English and earned a high school teaching certification. An RRCA-certified coach, Lauren has completed 14 marathons and considers her time as a mentor with her Students Run Philly Style team one of her most influential experiences as a runner.

Favorite Students Run event

“I wish I could say any and ALL events where the students get to see one another accomplish their goals, but to choose one, I’d say marathon morning. Watching our students cross the finish line at a major marathon is an incredible experience.”

I can’t run without

“My favorite running partners: my team, my friends, and my own mentors, who inspire me every day.”

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