Florida State University Student Athlete Academic Services Staff

Lauren Birch

Assistant Director of Educational Services
Learning Specialist

M.S. in Sport Management, Florida State University
B.S. in Food and Nutrition, Florida State University

Lauren Birch joined the Florida State Student-Athlete Academic Services team full time in June 2014 and currently serves as the Assistant Director of Educational Services.

Lauren began working for Seminole Athletics during her undergrad, where she worked for the FSU Coaches Video department, from 2007-2011. In the Coaches Video Department, she worked to meet the self-scout and opponent scout needs for the FSU Varsity Sports, working mostly with the football and softball teams. After her undergrad, Lauren was promoted to Assistant Video Coordinator with a concentration on softball, in addition to supervising the 10 student video workers. In summer 2012, Lauren began working with the Student-Athlete Academic Services staff as an assistant and also interned in the FSU Football Recruiting department, while she worked on her Master's Degree. During the 2013-14 Academic Year Lauren served as an Educational Services Assistant.

Lauren earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Food and Nutrition with a Major in Dietetics in 2010 and her Masters of Science Degree in Sport Management in 2013, both from Florida State University. She is a member of the Women Leaders in College Sports organization. Lauren also serves as the Overall Program Advisor for the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society

Certifications/Presentations

Women Leaders in College Sports Institute for Administrative Advancement (2017)
N4A Concurrent Workshop Presenter – “Risky Business: Utilization of Risk Assessment to Optimize the Learning Specialist Caseload” (2017)
N4A Learning Concerns and Enhancements Committee Core Member (LCEC)
N4A Learning Concerns and Enhancements Sub-Committee co-chair.
N4A Concurrent Workshop Presenter – “It Takes A Village: Learning Specialist and Advisor Collaboration in Football Academics” (2016)
N4A Concurrent Workshop Presenter – “How to Get the Most Out of Your Tutoring Program” (2016)
N4A Professional Development Institute Graduate – Learning Specialist Track (2015)
N4A Individual Academic Advising Credential (2014)