PCHTF welcomes Lauren Johnson as Policy and Communications Coordinator
A familiar face has joined the PCHTF team
A familiar face has joined PCHTF as our Policy and Communications Coordinator. Lauren Johnson, who interned with us for two summers while in college, is now a full-time staff member. She will be conducting research and data analysis on affordable housing policy issues and translating those findings into informational resources to raise community awareness. She is also managing social media communications, events and marketing.
Lauren was born and raised in Des Moines, received two Bachelor degrees from the College of Charleston in Political Science and Music and plays upright bass in local jazz groups.
Before returning to Des Moines Lauren served as member of the American Politics Research Team at the College of Charleston, whose latest paper was published in the Journal Research & Politics. Lauren has also conducted research on education and affordable housing, socioeconomic status in the 2016 election, and political participation among millennials. She looks forward to future community involvements in the metro.