Lauren Irizarry is the lead communications coordinator on the Strategic Communications and Public Relations team. Joining UF Health Communications in early 2013, Lauren comes from a journalism background, specializing in web production and editing. She previouisly worked several years as a web producer for the Gainesville Sun and the Ocala Star-Banner. She has also served as editorial intern for several publications, including an arts and politics magazine while studying abroad in London in 2010. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida.
Lauren’s responsibilities include writing and editing engaging content for our system-focused internal communications tools; supporting diverse clients by developing and rolling out strategic communications plans and campaigns; oversight for several staff recognition events and celebrations; serving on the media relations back-up team; and being a sought-out creative brainstorm partner and communications liaison on numerous committees and work groups. Lauren’s key clients include UF Health Shands Hospital Nursing, Human Resources Development and Employee Relations departments and groups such as the UF Health Shands United Way Steering Committee.