Lauren Mahoney joined NCLC in August 2009. Lauren works on various development activities including events, fundraising, grants and sponsorships. Lauren co-coordinates NCLC's largest annual conference, the Consumer Rights Litigation Conference. 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 is a Certified Event Planner (CEP) and 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.