Lauren Castellanos

Lauren Castellanos

Conference & Events Planner
Campus: Tampa
Phone: 407-431-7339

Lauren Castellanos is the conference and events planner for the USF Muma College of Business. She manages the execution of meetings, conferences, and special events for the college’s six schools on all three of its campuses.

Castellanos joined the college in May 2022 after more than seven years of experience as a senior event coordinator. She worked for two major event planning companies. At Gainesville-based Keith Watson Events, she often coordinated events with the University of Florida and their alumni association. She also served as a senior event coordinator at Coastal Coordinating, which has offices in Jacksonville, Orlando, and Tampa. Over the years, she has planned a variety of events, ranging from large galas and fundraisers to smaller private meetings and special events. Prior to that, Castellanos gained a food and beverage background at the University of Florida Hilton Conference Center as their banquet captain.

Castellanos graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in recreation, parks and tourism with a specialization in event planning and hospitality management. She also has a minor in studio art and graphic design.