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Lauren Paul

Vice President of Strategic Alliances

Strategic Alliances

As the VP of Strategic Alliances at Common Future, Lauren works alongside local leaders, leading institutions, and key local and national decision-makers to push forward strategic initiatives that actualize a vision of a shared, prosperous future for all. Grounded in core values of equity, inclusion, and belonging, Lauren uplifts the unique genius and value of all, making space for non-traditional leaders to sit in the center of consequential conversations.

In previous roles at Common Future, Lauren launched Common Future’s policy incubator, co-developed the Economic Mobility Alliance, co-wrote Radical Pragmatism, and worked closely with the CEO and board to rebrand and reimagine Common Future as an entity, co-developing a highly experimental and collaborative approach to Common Future’s core functions. With a background in nonprofit enterprise development and community organizing, her career has been centered around redressing the root causes of systemic inequities. Lauren has degrees and affiliations at Tufts University and UC Berkeley.