Lauren Tarin serves as the AmeriCorps VISTA Manager for OneStar Foundation’s AmeriCorps VISTA Statewide Intermediary Project. Lauren oversees AmeriCorps VISTA partner recruitment, selection, and onboarding processes. She works to expand and build the capacity of the Intermediary program, its partnering organizations, and VISTA members. She began her time with OneStar as an AmeriCorps VISTA Leader for OneStar’s VISTA Intermediary Project. After her service, she joined the OneStar staff as the VISTA project’s Program Specialist where she created systems for effective VISTA member recruitment and engagement. Before coming to OneStar, Lauren served as a VISTA for Texas Impact and the Texas Hunger Initiative as an Outreach Coordinator. As an AmeriCorps alum and supporter of National Service, Lauren believes service has the power to encourage self-growth and help communities thrive. Lauren was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, and moved to Austin, in 2009, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and a Business Foundations Certificate from the University of Texas at Austin.