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Lauren Kokum

Special Assistant

Lauren Kokum is the Special Assistant for the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative at American Progress. A Chicago native, Kokum holds a bachelor’s degree in political sciencewith concentrations in international relations and social witness ministryfrom Hope College in Holland, Michigan. During her time as an undergraduate student, Kokum worked with various faith-based humanitarian organizations, as well as a four-year campus-wide fundraiser promoting equal access to primary education in Uganda. Directly prior to her new role at American Progress, Kokum spent a semester in Hope’s Washington Honor’s Semester program and was an intern for the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative.