Lauren Gardner

Program Manager

Lauren keeps the Reboot pulse on all things media- and event-related, helping to share our philosophy and work, and stay connected to like-minded thinkers and practitioners. She produces our newsletter, the Reboot Synthesis, and provides research and operational support to the programs team.

Lauren’s background in international education has taken her from the field to the policy level. In Pune, India she researched teacher motivation and worked in youth development with The Alliance for Global Education. As a Research Analyst with the World Bank, Lauren developed recommendations for the Zambian government based on national surveys assessing the quality and expenditure flow of their education system. Closer to home, she is working on a project supporting integrated classrooms across class and race lines in New York City.

Lauren expresses her creative side through writing and design. She covered news and events for the Kogod School of Business and studied bookbinding and photography in Florence, Italy. Lauren is currently completing her MFA in Design for Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts. With her classmates, she developed a communications campaign to promote community-led placemaking efforts in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

Hailing originally from the great state of Texas, Lauren moved north to study international relations at American University. While there she served as President of the Eta Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, a national service organization. Despite having stuck around Yankee territory, Lauren remains a fervent ambassador of Tex-Mex, real barbeque, and the Houston Astros.