Lauren King joined the ImpactTulsa team in February 2020 after moving from her home state of Illinois. She has over 12 years experience working in the Chicagoland nonprofit sector as a program evaluator and community organizer. She spent 9 years doing behavioral health program evaluation at Children’s Research Triangle and then joined Youth Guidance as the Quality Improvement Manager. Previously, Lauren was an Adjunct Instructor and taught Diversity and Community Engagement to graduate students at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where she earned her MA in Forensic Psychology. She earned her BA in psychology and criminal justice from Bradley University.
Lauren values community involvement and has served on the YNPN Chicago Executive Board (2012-2015) and also served on the steering committee for the launch year of the Chicago Chapter of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy. In addition, she co-founded All A-Board Alliance, a nonprofit organization aimed at cultivating meaningful civic engagement among young professionals through associate board service. Lauren is also a Education Pioneers and YNPN Leadership Institute Alum.