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Lauren Collier

Lauren Collier

Lauren Collier is a junior at American University majoring in sociology with a minor in special education. Before interning at CDF she worked in a Washington, D.C., charter school’s special education department and later as a one on one verbal behavior therapist. Her past positive experiences with children in the classroom led her to want to intern at the Children’s Defense Fund.

Lauren is working in the Beat the Odds® department at CDF. She is currently organizing incoming Beat the Odds application information, and updating biographies of past Beat the Odds recipients. Upon graduation from American University she plans to work for a program like Teach for America and attend grad school for an Master of Arts in special education.