Lauren Marquez

Processing Center Specialist

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As a former education major, Lauren came across Bernie’s Book Bank during a job search. Leaving the education field was difficult but she was still passionate about making a difference in the lives of children. After learning about the mission of Bernie’s Book Bank, Lauren knew this was a special organization and wanted to become part of the team. After seeing her nephew struggle with reading his first few years in school, she worked diligently with him to help him gain confidence in his ability to read. To see the joy on his face when he read his first book cover to cover is something she will never forget. Lauren believes it is rewarding to be a part of an organization that can bring that same feeling to so many children in the community.

Lauren’s favorite children’s books include Corduroy, Junie B. Jones and everything Arthur. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, her three dogs, and cheering on the Chicago Bears and Blackhawks.