Lauren Shweder Biel
Lauren has been working on food access and education in the District since 2009, when she co-founded DC Greens. Lauren currently serves on the Mayor’s Commission on Healthy Schools and Youth as well as the Department of Health’s Obesity sub-committee, and received the Exemplary Civic Activism Award from the D.C. Federation of Citizens’ Associations in 2011. Lauren was named a Toyota Mother of Invention at Tina Brown’s 2014 Women in the World Summit. Before moving to Washington, DC and founding DC Greens, Lauren worked at Sesame Workshop in the International Education, Research and Outreach department. In her three years at Sesame Workshop, she oversaw the creation of new co-productions in Brazil and Northern Ireland, coordinating outreach efforts, crafting curricula and supervising formative and summative research with local partners. Lauren has a B.A. from Princeton University, and an M.Phil. in Anthropology from NYU with a focus on Culture and Media.