Meet the Government and Public Affairs Team

Lauren Cohen

Government Affairs and Grassroots Coordinator

Prior to joining Americans for the Arts, Lauren worked for a Member of Congress in the US House of Representatives for over two years where she researched legislation related to the arts, humanities, and museums.  Before coming to Washington, DC, Lauren worked for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Virginia.  There, she held positions in the Education Outreach, Historical Interpretations, and Curatorial departments.  Lauren earned her Master of Arts degree in Public History from James Madison University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Tennessee.  Lauren's passion for the arts began at age three when she first started ballet lessons and continues to this day as she enjoys dance and theater performances, museums, and art shows.

Government and Public Affairs