A native of Aurora, Colorado, Lauren spent many years teaching in St. Louis, Ghana, and Denver before becoming a school administrator and educator trainer. She was deeply involved through Fellowships and Advocacy Roles with America Achieves, Teach for America, Collaborative for Student Success, Student Achievement Partners, and Stand for Children. Lauren has previously worked at the intersection between the classroom and education policy. She is also the co-president of the Ghana Educational Collaborative, which she co-founded in 2009.
Lauren believes all children deserve access to a quality education and she advocates for those rights both locally and abroad. Through being a Learner Advocate, Lauren is able to connect with parents and children regarding learning in-school and out-of-school. Walking alongside parents in their journeys of parenting and schooling brings her great joy.
Lauren received her BA in Psychology from Claremont McKenna College and earned her Master’s Degree in elementary education from Regis University. She is also earned a certificate in Linguistically Diverse Education from University of Colorado.