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.

  • The Great Thanksgiving Listen

    Posted on August 27, 2015, from .

  • A Return to Post-Katrina New Orleans

    Posted on August 26, 2015, from New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • “Traffic Stop” Q&A

    Posted on August 6, 2015, from .

  • From our Archive: Americans Living with Disabilities

    Posted on June 25, 2015, from .

  • A PRIDE Playlist from StoryCorps Outloud

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  • Behind the Scenes of A More Perfect Union

    Posted on June 19, 2015, from .

  • Questions for Dad

    Posted on June 17, 2015, from .

  • Father’s Day Playlist

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  • Just Released: New Collection of Stories from OutLoud

    Posted on June 16, 2015, from .

  • Upcoming National Broadcast of StoryCorps Short “The Last Viewing”

    Posted on May 27, 2015, from .