B.A. in History, Duke University; Teacher Certification Program, Duke University; M.S., Adolescent Education, Pace University. Lauren began her career in education in Durham, NC, where she taught Social Studies at the high school level. She was a 2005 Teach for America Corps Member, and has continued to teach at her placement middle school, Mott Hall IV School in Brooklyn, New York. She is currently a lead Social Studies teacher at Mott Hall IV, and serves on the School Leadership Team, as well as the Inquiry Team. Lauren has worked to educate the students at her urban school about the world around them through sponsorship of an Invisible Children Club, a service based club, which organizes fundraising efforts to help the victims of the civil war plaguing Uganda. Lauren aspires to help future generations define themselves as global leaders and well-rounded citizens.