Program and Events Coordinator
Lauren comes to SBN with a passion for fostering growth in the local economy through engaging stakeholders in more sustainable business practices.
As a native Philadelphian with a passion for the city and its neighborhoods, Lauren has a natural interest in collaborating with mission-aligned businesses to create a more robust and resilient economic infrastructure.
Lauren’s singular focus on bettering the local community began at an early age, and she began working with many local non-profits during her college years at Temple University. Having specialized in workforce development, food insecurity alleviation, and fundraising for several leading nonprofits, Lauren is committed to the growth and development of the local economy in conjunction with the financial empowerment of all Philadelphians. Most recently, Lauren has performed various organizational roles in the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity, Asociacion Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM), CareerLink, and the Morris Arboretum.
One of Lauren’s most influential experiences was the time she spent interning with SBN as an Events Coordinator, with a focus on planning SustainaBall. Having recently graduated from Temple with a Bachelor’s in Economics and Community Development, she is happy to be back at SBN in the role of Program and Events Coordinator.
When she’s not in the office, you can find Lauren at a concert, at her local yoga studio, trying out new recipes, exploring Philadelphia’s eclectic art scene, or in her hometown of Doylestown exploring the beautiful lakes, small towns, and natural beauty it has to offer.
“Philadelphia is home to dozens of policy makers, business-owners, and citizens like me who want to see real change in our communities, but we are powerless in isolation. SBN’s programs and events serve as a springboard for collaboration amongst Philadelphia’s thought leaders, and collaboration is key in building a just, green, and thriving local economy.”