Lauren comes to College Possible Washington with more than 10 years of leadership in the education and nonprofit sectors. Her experience as a first-generation college graduate and Americorps member guide her focus on college access and success. Lauren recently served as the interim executive director of City Year Seattle/King County where she continued to build strong partnerships in Seattle Public Schools and promote a return to in-person service. Servant and adaptive leadership coupled with a community-centered approach, drives the work culture Lauren builds.
Her experiences include strategic planning, donor cultivation, staff learning and development, race and equity programming, and building transformational partnerships. Lauren attended Gonzaga University for her undergraduate studies and holds an M.Ed. in school counseling from Louisiana State University. In her free time Lauren enjoys traveling with her partner, staying active through volleyball, rowing or yoga and spending time with her two cats and pug at home in West Seattle.