Lauren joined the Center on the Developing Child in December 2019 as a Project Coordinator. In this role she provides administrative, logistical, and project support to the Pediatric Innovation Initiative, which aims to promote the healthy development of all young children through empowerment of parents and pediatricians. Previously, Lauren worked at Boston Children’s Hospital as a Certified Child Life Specialist where she provided procedural preparation and support, education, and therapeutic play opportunities for hospitalized children and families. Lauren holds an M.S. in Child Life and Family Centered Care from Wheelock College (now Boston University) and a B.A. in Public Policy from the University of Delaware.