Lauren Javins is a program coordinator for the Information & Media Practice.
She works on various portfolios across the MENA region to promote good governance and social cohesion through media. In particular, she works on Youmakken, a Learn to Discern youth-empowerment program based in Jordan, and the Stabilization through Media Partnerships program funded by the German Government. She supports the overall compliance, contract management, and operational aspects of these programs. She also supports monitoring and evaluation of the programs and provides technical advice.
Prior to IREX, Lauren worked as the senior program associate for the International Republican Institute’s Mongolia Program and managed the operational, technical, and financial portfolios for the program’s good governance and youth leadership initiatives. Before that, she was a Peace Corps volunteer in Mongolia from 2014 to 2016 and codirected the Enabling Persons with Disabilities task force.
Lauren holds an MA in conflict resolution from Georgetown University with a certificate in diplomacy studies, and a BA in Chinese studies from Gettysburg College. Lauren speaks Mandarin Chinese and Mongolian. She is a trained mediator in inclusive mediation and in her free time supports the DC community through mediation.