Lauren Adjumani manages START's daily operations, including communications, finances, and human resources. Lauren is originally from Seattle and attended the University of Portland, earning a degree in Political Science. During university, she had the opportunity to participate in service-learning trips to Thailand and Nicaragua, as well as study abroad in Rome. After finishing her BA, Lauren moved to Ghana and worked at the Kokrobitey Institute, a non-profit that administers educational programs for universities worldwide. In 2013, Lauren was accepted to UW’s Evans School and began a Masters in Public Administration. While attending the Evans School she served as the Development Director for Sister Schools, a small education-focused nonprofit that works in Uganda. After completing her masters, Lauren moved to Cap Haitien, Haiti, working as Operations Manager for Haiti Babi, a job creation organization.