Lauren Cooley is interested in the integration of faith and politics.
She serves as the Executive Director of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church’s Institute for Faith & Culture, the Executive Director of the Republican Party of Broward County, and the Director of D. James Kennedy Ministries’ Center for Christian Statesmanship. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Coral Ridge Ministries.
Lauren is particularly passionate about free speech and education issues. She speaks nationwide about bias in higher education, the importance of free speech on campus, and political issues impacting young adults; her longstanding campus tour is called "Make Campus Great Again!" and has been profiled by CNN, Fox News, the New York Times, and USA Today.
In her previous role as editor at Red Alert Politics, Lauren led a team of young writers, covering higher education and millennial trends. During the 2016 election, she co-founded Campus Red PAC, a Florida-based voter registration and GOTV program for campuses.
Lauren appears on TV and radio frequently, including Fox News, Fox Nation, Newsmax, One America News, BlazeTV, and more. She has been published at many outlets including USA Today, the Miami Herald, the Tampa Bay Times, Townhall, the Christian Post, and of course the Washington Examiner where she previously served as Editor.
Lauren is currently conducting research at the University of Miami on the role of the First Amendment and civil discourse in higher education. Her thesis publication is upcoming.