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Lauren Kittka DeSoi

Lauren Kittka DeSoi, a Tyler student who came to TUR for the 1982 -1983 schoolyear, studied printmaking under Nona Hershey. Lauren got married after graduating and had children soon after. She put her artistic energy into her family, and now that her children are grown, Lauren is getting back in touch with her passion for art. “Revisiting the school has brought it all full circle,” she wrote.

Lauren came to Italy to visit her oldest son (in photo), who is studying at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Bologna. “We are only spending a few days in Rome, but made sure we came back to say thank you to the country, culture and school which inspires me still.”

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