Lauren works as a management consultant in San Francisco. She recently finished a Fulbright grant in Morocco, where her research focused on women's economic empowerment, specifically job training for survivors of domestic violence. She graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Economics and minors in Arabic and Human Biology, and her areas of interest include economic development, international health, women’s rights, and good governance. She loves bubble tea and wishes it were easier to find in the Middle East and North Africa.