Lauren is an artist, educator, and arts administrator. She earned a BA in Studio Art from the University of Mary Washington in Virginia in 2008 and a MA in Art + Design Education, with a focus on community arts education, from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2014. While pursuing her graduate degree, she worked with Project Open Door as a graduate research assistant and as a teaching artist at Hope High School. Lauren has been POD's associate director since the fall of 2014.

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