Lauren Johnson, Policy and Communications Coordinator

Lauren Johnson

Lauren Johnson joined the Polk County Housing Trust Fund in 2018 as Policy and Communications Coordinator. In that role, she conducts research and data analysis on affordable housing policy issues and translates findings into informational resources to raise community awareness. She also manages print, web, and social media communications as well as special events.

Johnson received two Bachelor degrees from the College of Charleston in Political Science and Music. Prior to joining PCHTF full-time, she spent two summers as our Jazz in July intern and one summer conducting policy research. Before returning to Des Moines Johnson served as a member of the American Politics Research Team at the College of Charleston, whose latest paper was recently published in the journal Research & Politics. Johnson has also conducted research on education and affordable housing, socioeconomic status in the 2016 election, and political participation among millennials.