Lauren leads impact investing industry development efforts at Omidyar Network. She manages investments, strategic partnerships, and thought leadership initiatives that drive the firm’s field-building and engagement objectives, frequently advising HNWIs, family offices, and foundations on impact investing.
Prior to joining Omidyar Network in 2012, Lauren spent five years at Goldman Sachs, most recently on the healthcare investment banking team. Previously, she was an associate in the global compliance division, covering the firm's private equity business, after beginning her career in the training and communications group, supporting firm-wide regulatory and reputational risk management efforts. Lauren’s diverse financial services background is coupled with a deep interest in the intersection of business and global economic development; she has completed studies and project work in China, Malaysia, South Africa, and the Dominican Republic.
Lauren earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she was elected her section’s leadership and values representative and co-president of the African American Student Union. She received a BA in American and urban studies from Yale University. At Yale, Lauren co-founded Sphere Magazine, an innovative multi-medium platform focused on global citizenship awareness, and served as an urban fellow. Lauren is the Vice Chair of the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Pacific Northwest Regional Scholar Advisory Committee and an alumni mentor of Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT).