Lauren Greenawalt is a Public Interest Technology Fellow at New America. She currently works with LA County's Division of Youth Diversion and Development on all things data. Her work will help the Division ethically use data to improve juvenile justice reform and youth development efforts.
During her first year as a fellow she worked on a number of data-driven criminal justice projects in LA County. Additionally, she conducted cross-city research on innovative policy design methods.
Prior to her role at New America, Greenawalt was an Urban Fellow on the project management team at New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Operations. Greenawalt worked on criminal and administrative justice, traffic safety, and place-based initiatives. In her work, Greenawalt focused on data and metrics, interagency collaboration, and public accountability. Greenawalt previously worked as a fellow or intern at Boston’s Citywide Analytics Team, Living Cities and National League of Cities.
Greenawalt graduated from Harvard College with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a secondary field in government. Greenawalt started her career in public service with City Year, Washington D.C. and City Year, Los Angeles, and is proud AmeriCorps alum.