Lauren Hertzler

Lauren Hertzler

Executive Communications Manager

Student Spotlight with Heston Berkman

STARTING UP: Heston Berkman, who recently graduated from Penn as part of the Class of 2015, is a managing partner at Dorm Room Fund (DRF). Launched in September 2012, DRF is a student-run venture capital group that invests in student-led startups.

Lauren Hertzler

To understand gun violence, examine gun-injury rates

Gun violence in PG-13 movies has substantially increased in the past 30 years. The rise in gun use in movies is especially strong since 2000, and this parallels a rise in gun injuries seen in emergency departments in the United States. There has also been a rise in mass shootings over the past 10 years.

Lauren Hertzler

Penn works to reduce bird strikes on campus

For the past couple of years, every time Master of Environmental Studies (MES) student Joe Durrance would see a dead bird on campus, he’d take a picture of it, note the date and location, and try to identify the species. He logged the death of the birds—caused from their collisions with glass windows—but knew he needed to do more.

Lauren Hertzler