Lauren entered the MPP Program in the fall of 2018 as a linked BA/MPP student, and is hoping to graduate in May of 2019 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy with a minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. Her main policy interests include social policy, environmental policy, and national security. Currently, Lauren is working as a Digital Media Consultant for the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, as a Student Brand Ambassador for Clif, and as the Mentor Coordinator for the MSU RISE Program. She is also a former teaching assistant, mentor, and tutor. Lauren is originally from Ypsilanti, Michigan, and in her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and being outdoors.