Lauren Palmer
Monday, March 14, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 12:43 a.m. CDT, Saturday, July 19, 2008

Lauren Palmer knows what she wants to do with her life — if only she could choose between the two.

Palmer recently played Celia, the naive cousin of the play’s protagonist, Rosalind, in MU’s Western-themed production of “As You Like It.” Palmer performed in her first show as a freshman at her Wichita, Kan., high school. “As You Like It” was her seventh show at MU.

When she’s not acting, Palmer works at Sophia’s restaurant and is active in her sorority, Chi Omega. She said she spent part of her earlier college career tutoring and as a Chancellor’s Leadership ambassador.

A senior at MU majoring in theater and communications, Palmer will graduate in May, but she hasn’t decided which of her two areas of study she will pursue. She said she plans to spend the rest of the semester refining both her theater and professional resumes.

In September, she will move to New York, where she will decide whether she’s going to work in public relations or theater.

“That’s what the rest of the semester is about — trying to find out where my true passion is and what exactly I’m going to do when I get there,” Palmer said.

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