Lauren Mariano joined Florida Polytechnic University as the Legislative Affairs Officer in 2022. She is a Pasco County native with a wide range of experience in Florida politics. She has worked alongside professionals on Florida legislative campaigns, at the Florida Division of Emergency Management, and at multiple private-sector government relations firms. Through her time at the Division of Emergency Management, Mariano served as deputy legislative affairs director during the state’s COVID-19 response and 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
Mariano, who has a certificate in acquisition and contract administration from Saint Leo University is currently pursuing a master’s degree in public administration at the University of West Florida. In her spare time, Mariano enjoys spending time with her goldendoodle, Rory, and taking trips to Disney World.