Lauren leads INEE’s work on gender and women’s and girls’ education. She manages INEE’s project with Global Affairs Canada on gender and the impacts of the Charlevoix Declaration, coordinates the INEE Reference Group on Girls’ Education in Emergencies, supports the INEE Gender Task Team. Lauren holds an M.A. in International Educational Development from Teachers College, Columbia University and a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley. Lauren has seven years of experience as an educator and practitioner supporting humanitarian and development organizations, including the Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG), WISER, and INEE. Lauren is based out of the New York offices of the International Rescue Committee.