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 Chicago nonprofit sector as a program evaluator and community organizer focused on social services and education. Her educational background is in criminal justice and psychology. She earned her MA in Forensic Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and her BA from Bradley University. At ImpactTulsa, Lauren serves as a coach, trainer and facilitator to support partners in building capacity to disrupt inequities through systemic change.
Since moving to Tulsa, Lauren has been eager to get involved in the community beyond her day job. She was grateful to be on a planning team that received a grant from the TYPROS Foundation to launch “We Are All Connected” in 2021 and to receive training from the City of Tulsa that equips her to facilitate community discussions across multiple sectors. Lauren currently serves on the board for the Oklahoma Access to Justice Foundation. She is also a doctoral student in the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa Organizational and Community Leadership program.