Lauren Gooden ’13

Training Associate

Lauren was born in St.Louis and raised in Amherst, Massachusetts, a community that instilled in her values of social justice and equity. As an undergraduate at Harvard she spent much of her time working with the Phillips Brooks House Association in leadership and youth programming around Boston. While living and working in Boston communities her personal development was nurtured by the black, brown and indigenous with whom she felt belonging and found herself and community as a black woman. Lauren has worked for equity as an artist, grassroots organizer, youth worker, trainer, therapist and Boston public school teacher.