Lauren Mendoza

Policy Manager

Lauren Mendoza is the Policy Manager for the First Five Years Fund, where she supports FFYF’s policy and advocacy efforts at the federal level. Lauren joined the team after almost a decade with the Kansas Legislative Research Department, a nonpartisan research staff for the Kansas Legislature. In her role as a principal research analyst, Lauren served as committee staff for the House and Senate Judiciary and Education Committees. With a longstanding commitment to advancing opportunities for children and families, Lauren is passionate about ensuring all kids have the resources they need to be successful in school and life.

A native Kansan, Lauren earned her J.D. from Washburn University School of Law, where she graduated with a certificate in Family Law, and her Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Political Science from MidAmerica Nazarene University.

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