Lauren comes to Elevate with a strong background global public health and sport for development. Prior to joining the Elevate team, Lauren spent in a year in Northern Togo as a Princeton in Africa Fellow with Integrate Health, an international nonprofit focused on community based maternal and child health care. She worked on grant reporting and communications in addition to working on their Monitoring and Evaluation Team, where she focused on database management and quality improvement.
Lauren earned a BA in International Affairs from The George Washington University, where she earned All-Conference honors as a D1 NCAA cross-country and track student athlete. Throughout her four years at GW, she volunteered on the leadership team of The Grassroot Project, a local nonprofit focused on teaching health education to underserved youth in DC through a dynamic facilitation model. She continues to volunteer with them as they continue to expand the scope of their curriculum development throughout DC middle schools.
When she is not prospecting and meeting grant deadlines, Lauren can be found bouldering at her local rock climbing gym, road biking along the Potomac, and attending concerts in her neighborhood on U Street.
I speak French! I grew up in a multinational household and just spent a year in Togo working in the language full-time.
I would be an exclamation mark! I am constantly trying to bring friends on board for spontaneous adventures and strongly believe that it is the ideal punctuation mark to transmit my excitement.
Hopping on my road bike for a long early morning ride with friends that ends at our favorite breakfast spot.