Lauren is a Junior Program Manager at AidData. Her responsibilities include supporting the data team and working on student engagement activities. Lauren graduated from the College of William and Mary in May 2014 with a BA in economics and a minor in art history. She has conducted research on the relationship between mineral wealth and conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo and won AidData’s 2013 student Map-Off Competition. In 2014, she worked with Seeds of Life and the Government of Timor-Leste Ministry of Agriculture GIS Unit as an AidData Summer Fellow.