Hometown: Denver, CO
Research Interests: Lebanese governance and U.S.-Arab relations
Lauren graduated magna cum laude from Davidson College in 2012 with honors and a B.A. in Political Science, minor in Arabic language. Drawing on her extensive research capabilities, she co-authored two chapters in a tome reviewing American experiences with irregular warfare, focusing on developments in insurgent tactics and strategies and their implications for current U.S. foreign policy. Additionally, she worked as a freelance graphic artist for the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, crafting stories and artwork for an interactive museum exhibit detailing the experience of early Lebanese immigrants to the United States. Currently, she works as a translator in Arabic and French.