Originally from the SF Bay Area, Lauren is a graduate of Pomona College, where she received a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Asian American Studies. Lauren got her start in organizing in AAPI communities in college, when she began volunteering with the Filipino Migrant Center, a nonprofit serving the Filipino community across LA County, and working with GABRIELA-Los Angeles, a grassroots Filipino women’s organization that seeks justice and self-determination for all people from Los Angeles to the Philippines. She currently serves as the Secretary General of GABRIELA-Los Angeles. She is excited to bring this background in community organizing to support and direct resources to AAPI organizations across the country.