Lauren M. Kokum
Lauren M. Kokum is an Assistant Editor at American Progress. A Chicago native, Kokum holds a bachelor’s degree in political science—with concentrations in international relations and social witness ministry—from 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.