On April 30, 2018, the Bureau of Study Counsel (BSC) presented the Joseph L. Barrett Award to Lauren Sweetland-Martin ’18. The award commemorates Joseph L. Barrett ’73 by honoring exceptional students who give their time to support their peers in developing more meaningful college experiences.

As a BSC Peer Tutor, Lauren has helped many fellow students in psychology, neuroscience, Spanish, and various pre-med courses. She has also assisted the BSC in recruiting peer tutors to meet increasing demand for tutoring.

Lauren holds the distinction of having served as a course assistant for the Harvard Course in Reading and Study Strategies every semester for the entirety of her college career.  She has been a warm, welcoming presence to course participants and a reliable, willing resource to the instructors. She was also instrumental in recruiting, training, and leading other course assistants, and was credited for creating a sense of camaraderie among the course assistants.