Lauren Wessler is the New York Regional Director of Girls Leadership. Prior to joining the organization, she lived in Washington, DC for eight years where she worked for a variety of nonprofits, including New America, The Malala Fund, and Vital Voices Global Partnership. She also worked as an Assistant Editor for the Guardian during the 2008 Presidential election. She is a proud graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a BA in International Relations and History and is currently working toward obtaining an MPA in non-profit management from NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. In her free time she enjoys theater, movies, traveling, and exploring New York City.