As a Summer Engagement Fellow, Lauren supports the Engagement team primarily by profiling Chicago public school principals and administrators to produce content for the Fund’s blog.
As a student deeply impacted by performing arts opportunities growing up, Lauren is especially passionate about increasing arts accessibility and outreach, and hopes to return to Chicago post-grad to work on education reform and bolster support for local enrichment initiatives.
Lauren is a recently graduated alumna of Chicago Public Schools having formerly attended Lane Tech College Prep and is currently a rising sophomore at Yale University double majoring in Theatre and Performance Studies and Ethnicity, Race, and Migration. In her spare time, she can be found playing piano, Netflix bingeing, or reading books for school.
Rashida earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Hampton University and a Master of Arts in Public Relations from Full Sail University in Florida. She enjoys cooking, spending time with family and friends and volunteering.