Lauren Waldron is the Marketing and Communications Specialist for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). At NASW, she is responsible for the marketing, public affairs, and sales to advance the Social Work Profession and products. In March 2017, Lauren was appointed by the District of Columbia Mayor, Muriel Bowser, to serve as the Commissioner for the Commission on National and Community Service (SERVE DC). She provides strategic counsel to the Women in Government Relations Board and Executive Director by executing the vision of the organization from a communications and marketing standpoint on the Communications and Public Relations Committee. Lauren also serves on the Communications and Outreach Committee for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International Office. In addition, Lauren is the Founder and Director of Leading Ladies, which is an action tank established to empower innovation and inspiration in female leadership for “her” career, community, and culture, which has 440 members from across the DMV communities. Starting her activism early, Lauren worked on Tim Kaine’s campaign for U.S. Senate in Virginia in 2012 where she was responsible for field strategy in Richmond. She then interned on Capitol Hill during the Summer of 2013 for Representative Gerald Connolly of Virginia’s 11th District and at the Embassy of Australia in the Congressional Liaison Office. In 2014, Lauren had the honor and privilege of interning at the Department of State in the Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of Press Relations and was then offered a position while in college at State in the Bureau of Administration, a position she still currently serves. She graduated from George Mason University Cum Laude in Political Communication and American Government. Lauren happily resides in Dupont Circle with her West Highland White Terrier, King Henry.