A blog that looks behind the scenes at how we bring our mission to life, every day

Lauren Shiraka

Lauren is a Boston-based writer who spends most of her days telling stories about super passionate, incredibly talented people (a.k.a. everybody at EF). If she could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, she would choose Oprah Winfrey, every time.

All articles from Lauren Shiraka

Delivering results: Charley’s EF journey

Sweating on the job is a good thing, as far as Charley is concerned. As a lifelong athlete, he’s mad... Read more

EF receives NEA Foundation’s highest honor for ‘advancing global learning’

What do visionaries, philanthropists and entrepreneurs have in common? They were all students once. ... Read more

A day in the life: Claudia, EF360 Tech Trainee

Claudia knew she wanted to pursue a career that would impact young peoples' lives. She just didn’t k... Read more

Exploring LA with EF pro cyclist Taylor Phinney

Photography by Jordan Clark Haggard Olympian. Cyclist. Jetsetter. Hailing from a cycling family i... Read more

Building the way forward: Meghan’s EF journey

After graduating from college, Meghan found herself waiting tables on Cape Cod. That summer she saw ... Read more

EF teams up with the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019

At EF Education First, bringing people together across cultures and breaking down barriers isn’t jus... Read more

Sharing traditions: How 14 EFers celebrate the holidays

Here at EF Education First, we’re passionate about moving around the world. Whether it’s for a short... Read more

Never stop learning: Henry’s EF journey

Henry is typically one of the first faces people see when they walk into EF Education First’s Boston... Read more

Making learning fun: Aida’s EF journey

Ask Aida about her favorite memories from growing up in Spain and she’s likely to tell you about the... Read more

Making travel dreams come true: Janae’s EF journey

Janae’s job takes her to different parts of the world every day. In one week, she might explore bear... Read more

This global leader wants to know: What’s your WQ?

When Johan finished university, he wasn’t looking for a job. He was searching for a way to express h... Read more

Designing our digital future: Marcus’ EF journey

“My job is to make people fall in love with us the second they meet us online,” declares Marcus, EF ... Read more