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.

  • Georgia & Chelda—Heartwarming Story From Ties That Bind

    Posted on September 25, 2014, from .

  • StoryCorps OutLoud Launches in Chicago!

    Posted on September 22, 2014, from Chicago, Illinois.

  • In The Life Archive with Schomburg and StoryCorps

    Posted on August 28, 2014, from .

  • Finding Our Way in Seattle, WA

    Posted on July 31, 2014, from Seattle, WashingtonTacoma, Washington.

  • StoryCorps OutLoud: Coast-to-Coast

    Posted on July 1, 2014, from .

  • #ThisIsOutLoud

    Posted on June 9, 2014, from .

  • StoryCorps OutLoud: Chapter 1

    Posted on June 7, 2014, from .

  • StoryCorps OutLoud launching in NYC!

    Posted on May 21, 2014, from .

  • Voices from Topeka—60 Years After Brown V. Board of Education

    Posted on May 17, 2014, from .

  • #MomStrong: A Celebration of the Strong Women in our Lives!

    Posted on May 5, 2014, from .