Lauren brings to SBN 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 an interest in collaborating with mission-aligned businesses to create a more robust and resilient economic infrastructure.
Lauren’s focus on bettering the local community began at an early age during her college years at Temple University. Having focused on workforce development, food insecurity alleviation, and fundraising for several local 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 roles in the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity, Asociacion Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM), CareerLink, and the Morris Arboretum.
During her time at Temple University, Lauren spent a semester with SBN as an Event Coordination Intern. After graduating from Temple with a Bachelor’s in Economics and Community Development, she returned to SBN in the role of Program and Events Coordinator.
When she’s not in the office, you can find Lauren trying new restaurants around Philly, checking out local live music, or hanging out in her neighborhood of Fishtown.