Lauren Waits is a child advocate, videographer, and sixth generation Georgian. Steeped in the Southern storytelling traditions of her family, Lauren joined StoryCorps Atlanta to help document voices of the diverse, contemporary South. She has previously served as policy director at Voices for Georgia's Children, director of the ChoicePoint Foundation, and an analyst of Medicaid policy and health programs for the uninsured. Lauren earned her undergraduate degree in African Art History at Yale, and a Master of Science in Health Policy and Management from Harvard. She is proudest of being the mother of three children, making delicious homemade bread, and learning to speak Spanish at the age of 42.

  • SCL 2015: Looking for a Few Good Libraries!

    Posted on December 19, 2014, from .

  • The 2014 National Day of Listening!

    Posted on November 26, 2014, from .

  • 2015 TED Prize Awarded to StoryCorps Founder Dave Isay

    Posted on November 17, 2014, from .

  • StoryCorps’ Military Voices Honors Veterans Day

    Posted on November 5, 2014, from .

  • Two Years After Sandy: Resilience, Retrospect, & Oyster Restoration

    Posted on October 31, 2014, from .

  • Archtoberfest—National Archives Month!

    Posted on October 30, 2014, from .

  • “What Is Your Cry Style?” Take the Quiz!

    Posted on October 23, 2014, from .

  • A Weekend In Danville: 3 Days, 21 Stories

    Posted on October 16, 2014, from .

  • Animation Studio or Independent Animator/Director for New StoryCorps Half-hour Special

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  • The 2014 StoryCorps Gala!

    Posted on October 13, 2014, from .