Lauren is the Executive Director of the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline, Mayor de Blasio's signature initiative to support the growth of the tech ecosystem by delivering quality talent for the city's businesses and quality jobs for New Yorkers. In this capacity, she works with the city's leading tech employers, academic institutions, and training providers to support new and expanded education solutions and to ensure long-term alignment of workforce needs and educational opportunities through policy and partnerships. Prior to working for the City of New York, Lauren served as a Policy Advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where she worked on initiatives to broaden participation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and served as liaison to the White House Council on Women and Girls. Her previous work experience also includes positions on the Youth Economic Opportunity team at Citi Foundation, the Obama for America campaign in Florida, and a variety of digital and broadcast media outlets. Lauren received her Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, and an MPA from Columbia University.
This engaging speaker series examines how technology impacts — and will continue to impact — the way we live, work, and play.