Lauren joined the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub at Columbia University as a Communications and Operations Manager in June 2021. Prior to joining the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub, Lauren was the Program Manager for the Program for Economic Research (PER) in the Department of Economics. She earned her Master’s Degree in the History of Art and Archaeology from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU and has a background in communications and fine arts events management. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys hiking, visiting museums, and cooking with family.