As Development Associate, Lauren manages gift processing and related reporting while supporting special events and the overall efforts of PENCIL’s development team. Lauren has a BA in Sociology from Barnard College and a MS in Nonprofit Management from The New School. After over two years as Office & Communications Manager at a private language immersion school, and a variety of other roles in/around schools prior, Lauren is very excited to enter the nonprofit sector and continue working in the field of education. Originally from rural New Jersey, Lauren is a proud product of public schools. In her free time, she enjoys arts and crafts, reading, walking around Brooklyn, and listening to (many, many) podcasts. She would like to add cooking to that list.