Lauren Santa Cruz is currently working as a Video Producer/Editor for the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. Before joining CAP, Lauren worked as a freelance multimedia journalist with organizations such as Time Magazine and Special Olympics.
Originally from Miami, Florida, Lauren received her B.A. in Psychology and Art from the University of Miami and completed her M.A. in Multimedia Journalism in December 2010. As a graduate student, she worked with the Knight Center for International Journalism where she directed, produced, and edited award-winning international stories that spanned over 4 continents. Her work focused on a variety of issues ranging from primary education in India, to illegal immigration issues in the Dominican Republic, to dispelling negative stereotypes of Eastern European Roma peoples.
Lauren's work has been featured in many publications such as National Geographic, TIME Magazine, and The Washington Post... so watch her videos!