Lauren Rauscher, PhD
Lauren Rauscher, PhD, is a champion of gender equity and has devoted her career to supporting women and girls optimize their full potential and build leadership capacity. She currently serves as the Director of the Women’s Leadership and Mentorship Program and an Associate Professor of Sociology at Robert Morris University.
Lauren has invested over ten years building and leading high-impact initiatives focused on equity and social justice in higher education and the nonprofit sector. Her research and teaching focuses on the ways in which gender intersects with race and ethnicity to form patterns of inequality and privilege, and she has been recognized with multiple awards for outstanding teaching, service, and advocacy at Emory University, California State University-Long Beach, and Robert Morris University.
Lauren brings her skills and passion for building sustainable social justice initiatives to board service with various nonprofit organizations. She has served in executive leadership positions at Girls on the Run of Los Angeles County, Girls on the Run-Magee Womens Hospital of UPMC, and Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse.