On this episode, I speak with Lauren Ruffin, who is Vice President of External Relations for Fractured Atlas, a national organization which empowers artists by eliminating practical barriers to artistic expression.
This past fall, she spearheaded the Artist’s Campaign School – an intensive training for artists to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to run for political office and win.
Prior to joining the team at Fractured Atlas, Lauren served as Director of Development for DC-based organizations Martha’s Table and the National Center for Children and Families. She has also served in various roles at and various positions at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Children’s Defense Fund, New Leaders, and AAUW. Before entering the nonprofit sector, Lauren held the position of Assistant Director of Government Affairs for Gray Global Advisors, a bipartisan government relations firm. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in Political Science and obtained a J.D. from the Howard University School of Law.