As Public Affairs Director, Lauren works with CDSA members and coalition partners to develop communications and engagement strategies that support our mission. Lauren has spent her career in nonprofit and government service. Before joining CDSA, she worked in fundraising and executive support for a national human rights nonprofit in Washington, DC, and was previously appointed to a federal agency where she worked on policy and public engagement. In her home state of Missouri, she handled veterans’ casework from the district office of a U.S. Senator. She’s now enjoying the west coast scenery and wildlife.