Lauren joined the Beyond School Bells team in May 2021. Lauren is a 2021 UNL graduate with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and a passion for out-of-school time education. During her time at UNL, she volunteered at Irving Recreation Center afterschool program, led an Ecosystem Ecology afterschool club at Park Middle School, interned at the Nebraska Department of Education and worked with Grand Island high schoolers through the ACTivate program––a college and career readiness program for underrepresented students. At Beyond School Bells, she assists in the distribution of funding to Nebraska communities and coordinates our nationally-funded initiatives such as Million Girl Moonshot and our College and Career Readiness programs.