Lauren Mahoney joined NCLC in August 2009. Lauren works on various development activities including events, fundraising, and the Center’s Consumer Rights for Domestic Violence Survivors Initiative. Prior to joining NCLC, Lauren worked as a shelter advocate and counselor for survivors of domestic violence. She received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (summa cum laude) and has won numerous awards for her committment to social justice, women's health advocacy and ending violence against women.