Lauren joined BENS as the Membership Manager in August 2015. Previously, Lauren lived in Nairobi, Kenya, where she worked as the Partnerships and Communications Manager for Makit East Africa Ltd. She then served as the Communications and Advocacy Manager at WASH United. Afterwards, Lauren joined Africa Internet Holding as the Marketing Director of Easy Taxi Kenya. Lauren received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of California, Davis. Lauren currently resides in Arlington, Virginia.