Director of Development
St. Francis Neighborhood Center
Lauren Rubin is the Director of Development at St. Francis Neighborhood Center, a secular nonprofit in the Reservoir Hill Neighborhood of West Baltimore devoted to ending generational Poverty. Rubin studied Economics at Vassar College where she graduated with honors and was awarded the Agnes Reynolds Jackson Prize for written work in Economics and a Ford Scholarship for the study of the economic determinants of child marriage in rural Rajasthan, India. She then pursued a Master of International Affairs at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, studying Economic Development and Advanced Policy and Economic Analysis.
She has worked in communities in Rwanda and Kenya translating community data into actionable education and health policy, and used her expertise in data science and statistical analysis at the Hunger Project to develop metrics and indicators on health equity, economic empowerment, gender equality, and education to help create impactful change for communities in need.
At St. Francis Neighborhood Center, Rubin is responsible for spearheading equitable data collection and analysis and using that data to build and design programs that address the needs and concerns of the communities she serves. She is a co-organizer on the Mellon-funded Black Beyond Data project with Johns Hopkins and Brown University.