Lauren Hecht serves as the Digital Communications and Policy Associate for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. She is responsible for providing strategic support to the organization’s digital and print communications, social media campaigns, community outreach, and engagement efforts. She is a co-editor of our newsletters, including KidsFlash, and assists in the drafting, editing, and publishing of a variety of the organization’s writing across the advocacy, policy, and development teams. Lauren joined the Children’s Campaign in the summer of 2021 as our Communications and Advocacy Fellow through Colorado College’s Public Interest Fellowship Program. In her current role, Lauren leads the Children’s Campaign’s social media strategy and content creation across several platforms, manages our website’s content, and provides strategic support to our policy team and coalition efforts during the legislative session.
Lauren graduated from Colorado College in May of 2021 with a B.A. in Political Science and minors in Latin American Studies and Art Studio. Before moving to Denver, she previously assisted the border security and migration programs of the Washington Office on Latin America, the office of U.S. Senator Mark Warner, and the Annual and Mutual Aid funds of her college.
Things You May Not Know:Hometown: Richmond, VA
College: Colorado College
Major: Political Science
Favorite Children's Book: Frog and Toad
Favorite Thing About Life In Colorado: Low humidity, mountains, and the aspens in the fall
Favorite Denver Restaurant: Maria Empanada
If You Were A Car, What Kind Would You Be: Blue-green 1995 Jeep Cherokee, like my mom’s.
Worst Job You’ve Ever Had: Refereeing U18 soccer leagues at age 13
Best Job You've Ever Had: This one! And my freelance art opportunities.
Job You Wouldn't Do in a Million Years: Financial Advisor
Your Greatest Extravagance: I keep buying plants. I have a horrible record keeping them alive.
Most Likely to Be Found On A Slow Friday Afternoon: Trying to motivate myself to go on a run through Cheesman Park
Favorite Colorado Getaway: Lost Creek Wilderness
Favorite Sports Team: Wherever Messi is
Thing You Can’t Live Without: My family, my dogs, and…daily chocolate.
Favorite Book: The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
Talent You Would Most Like To Have: Highly trained in martial arts
Your Motto: Be kind to others and yourself.