Lauren is a research associate with the Emerging Technologies Practice in McGuireWoods Consulting’s Washington, D.C. office. In this role, she provides policy updates, legislative and regulatory monitoring at the state and federal level, as well as in-depth research for clients in the developing digital economy.
Lauren works for several industry-led coalitions and trade associations as well as individual companies within the travel, unmanned technology, and consumer products industries.
Prior to joining McGuireWoods Consulting, Lauren served as a policy and administrative intern for Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) in the Capitol Hill office. During that time, she was responsible for researching and drafting legislative summaries across a variety of policy issues, as well as responding to constituent service requests. Lauren has also served as a Governor’s Fellow for Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, an intern for former Representative Robert Hurt (R-VA-05), and an intern for Senator Mark Warner (D-VA).
In her current role, Lauren draws upon her experience monitoring and summarizing legislation and regulations in order to provide detailed, timely analysis of issues relevant to clients.
Lauren graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia (UVA) with a degree in American government and religious studies. During her semesters at UVA, Lauren interned at the University of Virginia Center for Politics and served as a research assistant for Dr. Larry Sabato during her final academic year. She was also a member of the Raven Society and Phi Beta Kappa, and received the UVA Intermediate Honors Award.