BA '04 | Washington, D.C.
TITLE: Legislative Director
COMPANY: Office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio
Lauren joined the D.C. office of Senator Marco Rubio in 2015, advising him on Florida-centric issues including the environment and Everglades, agriculture, trade, oceans, fisheries, Coast Guard and energy; Rubio subsequently promoted Lauren to deputy legislative director and, in 2017, to legislative director. She currently manages a team of 15 policy advisors and is responsible for advancing Florida’s priorities in Congress.
She first moved to the capital to work for the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary in 2004. Over the next six years, she assisted on the confirmations of Supreme Court justices Alito, Sotomayor and Kagan, and advised her principals on immigration and courts-related issues. In 2011, Lauren joined the Motion Pictures Association of America as its legislative director; in that role, represented the six major movie studios before Congress on issues such as domestic and international copyright protection, content distribution, production, trade and tax.
A Florida native, Lauren attended school in Broward County and graduated in the top 15% of her class at UF, where she earned a bachelor’s in political science in 2004. Her undergraduate activities include serving on the board of the national pre-law fraternity, and being a member of Phi Alpha Delta, CLAS Student Council, Signing Gators/American Sign Language Club and the UF Equestrian Team. Lauren is an avid equestrian who shows her American Paint horse, Mack, throughout the state.
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