My name is Lauren Combs, and I am an experienced communications specialist passionate about fighting algorithms, conducting research and creating compelling and concise content. I am highly skilled in digital media content creation, strategy development, website management, AP Style, Microsoft Suite and Adobe Suite.

My goal is to seize every opportunity possible to grow as a professional woman in the communications field. I've gained communications experience through multiple internships and my professional career.

I graduated with my undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University in 2016, and I recently received my master's in December of 2018. My research interest is political communication. My thesis focused on discovering if watching political satire drives people to participate in political elections. ​

One of my favorite activities is playing with my pup, Vader. I love reading, running, traveling and visiting museums. 

Thank you for visiting my portfolio! Please feel free to look around and don't forget to check out my blog.


Work Experience


Marketing Manager

University of Tulsa

Marketing and Communications

June 2019 - Present

  • Give strategic communication counsel and planning to various departments around campus.

  • Execute strategic plans that incorporate owned, earned and paid media.

  • Provide project management while working with clients and other team members.

Communications Specialist

University of Tulsa

Marketing and Communications

January 2019 - June 2019

  • Planned and wrote content for digital advertisements. 

  • Managed digital advertisements and adjusted strategy when needed.

  • Conducted research on clients' target audiences to enforce data-driven decision making.

Communications Specialist

Oklahoma State University

Undergraduate Admissions

May 2016 - January 2019

  • Crafted top-level messaging and graphics within an editorial calendar for Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat.

  • Collaborated with campus partners to develop strategy for promoting OSU.

  • Consulted other departments on digital media strategy, reporting and website development.

  • Edited publications, emails and other marketing materials.

  • Measured and reported analytics using Sprout Social and Google Analytics.

  • Supervised two digital media interns and delegated work accordingly.

Digital Media Intern

OSU Communications

February 2015 - May 2016

  • Created social media content for Oklahoma State University.

  • Assisted with social media monitoring and engagement.

  • Gained crisis communications experience.

Media Buying Team Lead

National Student Advertising Competition

Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

  • Created surveys and held focus groups to conduct nationwide research for Snapple utilizing Survey Monkey, AdMall and Experian software.

  • Worked with a team to create a 30-page integrated marketing campaign book.

By The Numbers

This infographic showcases the number of impressions, engagements and other interactions that I garnered as a communications specialist at OSU from June 2016 - April 2018.

As a social media specialist, I know that numbers matter. Reporting analytics is one of my favorite parts of the job!




America's Healthiest Campus Innovator

January 2018 - January 2019

  • Developed initiates to promote wellness in the Admissions office.

  • Presented wellness facts and updates at monthly staff meetings.

  • Attended meetings with other wellness officials to brainstorms ways to improve mental and physical health in the workplace.

Staff Enrichment Team | OSU Admissions

June 2016 - January 2019

  • Selected to serve as a representative for the communications and data teams.

  • Promoted team building and office culture.

  • Provided solutions to staff issues pertaining to training and professional development.

NSAC Media Buying Team Lead

Spring 2016

  • Managed a $50 million budget and developed a media flight plan.

  • Oversaw a group of five fellow classmates and delegated tasks accordingly.

  • Provided the team with a vision of short and long term objectives.

Educational Experience

B.A. Strategic Communications

Oklahoma State University | May 2016

M.S. Mass Communication

Oklahoma State University | December 2018


Defying Algorithms

April 1, 2018

Elevate Your Personal Brand

March 1, 2018

Top 10 Networking Tips

February 1, 2018

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