Lauren McKown

New Partnerships & Initiatives


Lauren McKown joined D-Lab in April 2014 to lead communications strategy for the USAID-funded International Development Innovation Network (IDIN) and the Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE), and in 2017 transitioned to a role developing new partnerships and initiatives for D-Lab. In the past, Lauren led communications strategy for Pathfinder International, CNFA, and the Economic Development Administration. Lauren grew up on a farm in southern Michigan and is an alumna of Michigan State University's James Madison College of Public Affairs. In her free time she enjoys writing op-eds, traveling, storytelling, hiking, and listening to NPR.