Lauren is an experienced writer who earned with an honors degree in English and has gone on to write policy for various government agencies and contracting companies. She also wrote An Unlikely Gift, a book about Kupenda’s founding and growth. Lauren has always had a heart for children with physical struggles because she underwent numerous surgeries as a child. Her compassion for people who struggle energizes her to get involved with Kupenda. In addition to working with Kupenda in Kenya on multiple occasions, Lauren has hosted a variety of awareness and fundraising events. Without her fundraising efforts in the early stages, Kupenda would not be where it is today. Her love of the children she met in Kenya is evident in her devoted leadership of Kupenda’s board of directors!