Lauren Mahoney joined NCLC in 2009. As Manager of Events, she oversees all of the Center's conferences, special events and trainings, including the Consumer Rights Litigation Conference, The Fair Debt Collection Practices Conference and the summer Mortgage Conference, as well as NCLC's trainings and webinars. Prior to joining NCLC, Lauren worked as a shelter advocate and counselor for survivors of domestic violence and in fundraising and event planning for a variety of nonprofits. She received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Summa Cum Laude), where she won numerous awards for her committment to social and economic justice. Lauren also serves on the board of the Team Fox Young Professionals of Boston for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research as Event Coordinator.