Lauren Manier joined the STEM Education Team in June of 2020 and works as a Program Associate with the IUSE and Noyce/ARISE Initiatives. She works on various tasks surrounding the initiatives with the goal of fostering collaboration among PIs and others. Lauren brings experience working in higher education. Previously she worked on employee health and well-being at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and most recently she worked at American University with the Key Executive Leadership Programs. Lauren has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison where she double majored in Community and Nonprofit Leadership and Political Science.