Hi! My name is Lauren Mastropaolo, and I am very pleased to be the field intern at the Tanger Outlets in Deer Park, NY. I recently completed my junior year at Quinnipiac University and received my bachelor’s degree in marketing with a minor in international business. Through my program at school, I will be returning one additional year to earn my MBA. I am from Long Island and have loved going to its beaches ever since I was a baby. I would definitely say the beach is my happy place! 😊

My favorite hobbies include spending time with family and friends and traveling. I have an extended Italian family that is extremely important to me and has always been supportive of me, including through my study abroad adventures. In Spring 2018, I studied abroad in Barcelona for the semester and had the chance to visit seven European countries while there.

I am excited to intern with Tanger because this experience combines two areas of interest for me – fashion and business. Additionally, I admire that Tanger has locations throughout the country, providing many opportunities for growth. Currently, I am unsure of a specific career route, but I am intrigued by marketing for a retail company or a travel-related business.

I have enjoyed my internship so far, and I am happy to become more knowledgeable about the area and to learn more about my team. I am looking forward to learning a lot and hosting all of our planned events – especially the food festival! If you know me, you know I love Food Network and Guy Fieri, even though I don’t know how to cook!