Lauren is the Speaker Lead for the Washington Journalism and Media Conference (WJMC). Lauren has a television production background, including interning at MTV, working as a White House and Special Events producer for a 24-hour cable news network, and managing television shoots for international news crews for the U.S. Department of State. She loves using her experience in the field to book the best speakers for WJMC and the incoming National Youth Correspondents and believes that journalism is still one of the best jobs on the planet. She earned a B.A. in print journalism from American University and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Social Entrepreneurship from George Mason University.