Lauren Swersky is passionate about global education, education nonprofits, public policy, and program development, and has explored these issues in various contexts. Before coming to Harvard Graduate School of Education to pursue a Masters in International Education Policy, Lauren was awarded a postgraduate grant to work with the Ministry of Education of Spain, where she helped develop and implement a bilingual program initiative throughout several public schools. She also served as a Teach for America corps member in New York City where she taught English as a Second Language. Through these endeavors, Lauren has learned to think strategically, use resources judiciously, listen and communicate effectively, act compassionately, and embrace diversity. She is thrilled to pursue a career in international education where she can delve further into these topics, utilize and reinforce the competencies she has developed, and broaden the scope of her knowledge and skills.