Lauren joined Restore as Development Coordinator in October 2016, shortly after graduating from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Public Policy. In college, she spent a summer doing grassroots consulting in rural South Africa, interned for World Vision U.S., and co-founded her church’s college ministry focusing on social justice. The summer after graduation, she was a Future Founder with Praxis Labs, where she worked with an international startup, These Numbers Have Faces, to create a monitoring and evaluation system. Lauren loves to run long distance, read short stories, and play with her 80lb golden retriever, Moby.