SPA Vice President

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Program: Master of Public Administration
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Lauren Ricci is a second year Master of Public Administration (MPA) candidate at the American University, School of Public Affairs, concentrating in Nonprofit Management. Currently, Lauren is Vice President of the School of Public Affairs Graduate Student Council. She currently works at the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) as a policy intern, advocating for federal policies that promote and preserve safe, affordable, and decent housing, which she views as critical tools for addressing poverty and achieving social justice.

Previously, Lauren worked as a Summer Associate at Opportunity@Work, a social enterprise with a mission to expand access to career opportunities so that all Americans can work, learn, and earn to their full potential. During her time there, she supported the development of an innovative, learner-centered financing model for sectoral workforce development programs, with an initial focus on the IT sector.

Previously, she supported local community stakeholders in the implementation of federal grants as a Training and Technical Assistance Specialist with the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center. She began her career providing direct services to survivors of human trafficking as an advocate and a hotline supervisor with the National Human Trafficking Hotline.

When Lauren isn’t working or studying, you can find her exploring the city with her dog Nellie, a precocious and loveable 10-month-old mini goldendoodle. She grew up in North Kingstown, Rhode Island and holds a B.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University Elliott School of Public Affairs.

Author: auglc

Graduate Leadership Council at American University