Lauren (she/they) was born and raised in the Bay Area. They are a first-generation graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Legal Studies from UC Berkeley and a Master of Arts in Urban and Public Affairs from the University of San Francisco. Their thesis explores the use of restorative justice in public education and its impact on school culture and safety. Lauren currently serves as an Education Policy Organizer and started with Coleman as an intern in March 2022. In their free time, Lauren can be found reading a book in Golden Gate Park, caring for their plants, or spending quality time with friends.