Training Senior Specialist
Grounded Solutions Network
Lauren Siegmund oversees the network’s annual conference, in addition to planning and leading smaller in-person and virtual learning engagements.
In addition to her full-time role at Grounded Solutions, Lauren is also the Catalyst Program Manager for the Revolve community, an initiative of the Schusterman Family Foundation. In this role, she recruits, trains, and coaches Catalyst event facilitators in their work to provide engaging programming to the community of social justice activists, educators, and nonprofit professionals. In the two years prior to her role as Catatalyst Program Manager, Lauren served as a Catalyst Facilitator, co-leading Catalysts on self-care (“Repair, Renew, Recharge” in January 2017) and values-based relationship building (“Partners” in October 2017). Lauren began her involvement with Revolve by attending the Reality Leadership trip led by the Schusterman Family Foundation in 2013.
Before joining Grounded Solutions, Lauren was the Manager of Knowledge and Impact at Teach For All, an organization that seeks to develop collective leadership to ensure all children have the opportunity to fulfill their potential. In this position, she supported 46 partner organizations in countries across the world to measure their impact and strengthen their classroom instruction and alumni support.
A 2012 Teach For America New York Corps Member, Lauren taught high school English for two years at a public school in the Bronx, followed by one year of teaching Writing at a high-performing charter middle school in Harlem, New York. During her time in the classroom, Lauren completed her Masters of Teaching at Fordham University, graduating as a member of Phi Kappa Phi honor society.
Lauren began her career as an AmeriCorps fellow at UNICEF USA, where she managed a nation-wide college volunteer program, leading an annual conference, in-person leadership training sessions, and the day to day logistical and programmatic support of college students on over 100 college campuses across the United States, in their efforts to fundraise, advocate, and educate their peers on issues of child survival.