As the U.S. Communications Manager based in the Institute’s Washington, DC office, Lauren Cross is responsible for developing a wide range of materials designed to communicate Guttmacher’s domestic research and policy work to key audiences including the media, policymakers, health care providers and advocates. She works with staff across the Institute to develop messaging, website content, social media campaigns, graphics and other materials that help to shape public debate.
Prior to joining Guttmacher, Ms. Cross worked with Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund as their Federal Policy Press Officer. She has spent time working on political campaigns in both communications and field organizing capacities, and continues to teach improv comedy in the DC area. Ms. Cross holds a BA from the University of Colorado Boulder, where she studied political science and economics.