The moment she stepped onto UNC Greensboro’s campus, Lauren Loffredo ’18 MS knew the Master of Science in Genetic Counseling Program would be the right fit. What she didn’t know was the impact it would have as she faced one of the most difficult times of her adult life.   

“I don’t think I would be where I am today without the family that is UNCG,” said Loffredo, a prenatal genetic counselor at the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine in Orlando, Florida.

The New York native knew as an undergraduate at the University of Buffalo that the field of genetic counseling was the perfect intersection of her interests – applying the complex science of genetics in passionate, patient-centered settings. When it came to choosing a graduate program, UNC Greensboro, home to the only graduate genetic counseling program in the state of North Carolina, was at the top of her list.

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Originally published Oct. 5, 2018.