Internship Program Manager
Lauren Brener, a native New Yorker, received her BA in Communication Studies from the University of Massachusetts, which she attended as a first-generation college student. Since graduating, Lauren has made the West Coast her home, where she worked in medical administration and then as a manufacturer’s representative in the garment industry for 21 years. Ready for a career change, Lauren happily joined Students Rising Above in 2007 and began to develop an internship program so that hard-working SRA students will be career-ready when they graduate college. Lauren’s greatest reward is seeing SRA alumni fulfilling their goals, becoming inclusive workforce leaders, and continuing to effect positive change in our communities.