Chief of Staff
Lauren is a strategic leader with extensive experience advising nonprofit, education sector, and start-up clients. A former NYC public school student herself, she began her career in New York City’s schools, teaching high school English and middle school Writing. After leaving the classroom, Lauren worked at Teach For All for several years before turning her focus to lead Revolve, a leadership development alumni program (for REALITY alumni) focused on supporting current and former educators.
With expertise in strategic planning, the design of systems, processes, and operations, and staff leadership, Lauren often consults as a Chief of Staff through vChief. In previous Chief of Staff roles, she has served as the right-hand of senior leaders and CEOs, supporting their strategic plans, translating vision into operations and process, and delegating to junior staff.
Sweating the small stuff, Lauren is committed to making sure the ball is never dropped through meticulous project planning; she knows that this level of organization is necessary in order to remain flexible and ready for the unexpected. She is an expert in managing up, supporting executive leaders in prioritizing their time, setting strategy, and helping leaders prioritize (including by learning to say "no" when necessary).
Lauren holds a Master of Science in Teaching from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Boston University. She has completed coursework focused on facilitation and the transformation of individual and group performance at Georgetown University's Institute for Transformational Leadership.
In her free time, Lauren can be found creating pottery in her home studio, running slowly, practicing yoga, or walking her dog, Buddy. Originally from the East Coast, Lauren, her husband Andy, and their baby, Hudson (born in 2022) are based in Aurora, CO.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
- Staff Leadership
- BA from Boston University
- Master of Science in Teaching from Fordham University