B.S. Michigan State University; MSW, The Ohio State University
Lauren is a leading data and evaluation analyst for the Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information. Lauren was a doctoral student in the College of Social Work and worked towards a Master’s in Public Health. Lauren was part of CAYCI/LiFEsports for three years, during which time she has led several projects including work with After-School All-Stars, Healthy Weight 0-5, and Canyons School District. Within LiFEsports, Lauren played a key role in data management and analysis, and in the past, she has led projects advancing the health-related goals of the Initiative. Her primary research interests include youth development, program evaluation, and access to health-related services among marginalized populations. Prior to coming to OSU, Lauren served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at a county Youth Bureau in Western NY, where she helped build capacity for volunteer management, program evaluation, and grant writing/management.