While studying Marketing and Writing in undergrad, Lauren traveled to Guatemala where her interest in business as mission and community development was born. After graduation she managed Digital Communications for an international economic development organization where she was involved in storytelling, fundraising, communication strategy, and event planning. She then moved to Project Management at a Grand Rapids based digital creative agency to learn more about brand and business strategy while working with a variety of organizations. She's passionate about economic and community development, and always curious about what it means to create justice and true peace in a good yet broken world.
Places she's felt welcomed: Guatemala, Haiti, India, Nepal, and Ecuador.