Lauren Fine was raised in Aurora, Colorado. She attended Claremont McKenna College and majored in Psychology. She joined Teach for America and spent two years in inner-city St. Louis teaching 3rd and 4th grade. Later she moved to Ghana to volunteer at a school for street children. Upon returning, she moved back to Colorado, attended graduate school at Regis University, and majored in Elementary Education. Lauren trained educators through Teach for America, as well as returned to Ghana with education-consulting work, before deciding she wanted to return to the elementary classroom.
Lauren believes that all children deserve access to a quality education and she advocates for those rights both locally in Denver as well as through being Co-President of the Ghana Educational Collaborative.
Lauren has worked with America Achieves, Collaborative for Student Success, Student Achievement Partners and Stand for Children working on the intersection between the classroom and education policy. Lauren’s passion for equal opportunities in education both locally and abroad led her to co-create the Ghana Educational Collaborative and the Mate Masie Program in Ghana with London Moore. In recent years you could find Lauren working in Denver Public Schools, specifically with Turnaround schools. Currently, Lauren is a Learner Advocate with the Donnell- Kay Foundation based in Denver