Prior to starting the Brave House, Lauren was an immigration attorney in New York and co-founded of Las Mariposas (“the butterflies”), a girls empowerment group that meets once a month for activities aimed at wellness and community, such as self-defense, photography, and dancing. This work exposed Lauren to the gap in access to crucial services for this population. Lauren was recently honored on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Law and Policy and was quoted in the New York Times regarding the challenges that immigration attorneys face during the current Administration. Lauren graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she served on the board of the Harvard Immigration Project and the Harvard African Law Association. During law school, Lauren worked in non-profits in Morocco, Thailand, Jordan, Tanzania and Cambodia on various human rights issues. Before law school, Lauren spent a year as a Fulbright scholar in Innsbruck, Austria, and worked at a refugee center in Cape Town, South Africa. Originally from Boston, Lauren graduated summa cum laude from Boston College in 2011 with a double major in Political Science and German. When not in the courtroom, Lauren can be found going for a run in Prospect Park or on the dance floor at Daybreaker, an early-morning sober dance rave hosted at locations throughout New York City.
What does “Brave” mean to you?
Having hope, finding joy, and spreading love, despite the fear, pain and obstacles that you encounter.
What song is energizing you today?
“Good As Hell” -Lizzo
Where did your family immigrate from?
Portugal and Ireland
We would love to hear from you!
Main OfficeThe Brave House 40 Rector St., 9th Floor
New York, NY 10006
Visit our website at thebravehouse.com
Reach out with any questions or to refer someone for our services. We can’t wait to welcome them to our sisterhood.