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Lauren Thurman

Lauren
Thurman

Communications & Storytelling Associate

Lauren Thurman is the communications and storytelling associate at Achieving the Dream. She is responsible for generating original stories that highlight innovation and success from across the ATD Network, managing ATD’s blog and newsletter to share current information with Network colleges and stakeholders. Lauren also manages ATD’s social media platforms and supports the development of communication strategy for ATD. 

Education 

MSc (creative writing) | University of Edinburgh 

B.A. (English literature) | University of Colorado—Boulder 

Past Experience 

Communications and digital strategist | Biden Foundation 

Copy editor | Freelance 

Junior associate | Kivvit

How has education changed your life/your family?

My mother put herself through college and earned a master’s degree while raising two children. At a young age, I felt my family’s stress and precarity, even if I didn’t understand it. But as I grew up, that precarity slowly gave way to ease — from trips to the grocery store to plans for birthday parties. My formative years were shaped and transformed by the benefits of my mother’s education. 

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