Lauren Tcheau is a Development Associate for the Independent Institute. She previously served as a Policy and Research Analyst, where she assisted Independent's Senior Fellow Dr. Lawrence McQuillan on projects for the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation. Lauren first learned about Independent as a Summer Seminar student, then returned as an intern. She attended Liberty University, where she received her B.S. in Business Administration and Economics, predicted "Brexit," and permanently impacted how her colleagues understand political economy.
Lauren is a competitive obstacle course and weightlifting athlete, volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) with incarcerated youth in San Mateo County, and Assistant Director of Children's Ministry at Hillsong Church San Francisco.