Humans of MIT: Lauren Jefferson, 2014

Lauren Jefferson
Humans of MIT

Lauren Jefferson by Kresge Theater, 19 February 2014.

It took me a very long time to get to the point where I was comfortable setting my own expectations and following those, instead of following all the other expectations that other people have like, "Oh, you're going to cure cancer. You're going to save the world. You're going to do this, you're going to do that. You're going to make tons of money." But try to set your own expectations. When you have so much pressure around you, follow your own standards. That's probably the best thing I've taken away from MIT.

Lauren Jefferson '14


In 2014, four MIT students created Humans of MIT, a Facebook portrait-blog inspired by Brandon Stanton's Humans of New York, that captures life in the MIT community through a single photo and the subject’s own words.

Timeline: 2010s
School: Sloan School of Management
Department: Management
Career: Business & FinanceCommunity
Object: Photograph
Collection: Humans of MIT, Pop Culture, Rising Voices 1995-Present, Students, Women