Prior to joining FUND, Lauren worked in a variety of community development roles, focusing primarily in housing development and municipal financial policy. Most recently she was responsible for data management and analysis for Mercy Housing Lakefront, a supportive housing provider serving Illinois and Wisconsin.
Lauren has extensive experience in data analysis and research, having worked across the public and non-profit sector in Chicago, including with the Chicago Teachers Union and the Chicago Department of Transportation. She also previously served as a Fulbright-Nehru student research fellow to India, where she conducted research on women’s safety and access to public spaces in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Outside of work, Lauren plays for and administers a local non-profit roller derby league, the Windy City Rollers. She holds a Master of Urban Planning and Policy degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a BA in Geography from the University of Chicago.