Lauren Mitchell serves as the Grants Manager at the Future of Privacy Forum, providing financial and administrative support for grants, special projects and consulting activities. Prior to FPF, Lauren was the Foundation Relations Manager at The Guardian, an international mission driven news organization, and has served in a variety of development and program management roles over the past nine+ years. Previously, Lauren worked in international development, supporting projects at the intersection of democracy, good governance, and technology. She holds a M.A. in Political Science from James Madison University’s European Union Policy Studies Program, and a B.A. in Political Science from Virginia Tech.