Lauren Merk served as a Policy Counsel on FPF’s Youth & Education Privacy team where she contributed to FPF’s ongoing work relating to child and student privacy. She previously worked on the Youth & Education team as a law student contractor and then as a fellow.
Lauren earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. During law school, Lauren was involved with the University of Cincinnati Intellectual Property and Computer Law Journal as an Associate Member and Executive Editor. She was also a fellow with the UC Corporate Law Center and interned with the Center’s Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic. Additionally, she volunteered at the Hamilton County Municipal Court Help Center and completed a federal judicial externship at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
Prior to law school, Lauren attended Butler University where she majored in Strategic Communication and minored in Marketing.
Lauren is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and holds a CIPP/US certification.