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Lauren Cooley is an outspoken, 31-year-old woman -- who loves Jesus, and America, too. 


Interested in the integration of faith and politics, Lauren is the Executive Director of the Institute for Faith & Culture and also serves as the Board Chair of the Center for Christian Statesmanship.

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 national speaking tour called "Make Campus Great Again!" brought her to audiences around the country and was profiled by CNN, Fox News, the New York Times, and USA Today.

Lauren has been involved in many election cycles. In 2018, 2020 and 2022 she served as the Executive Director for the Republican Party of Broward County. 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 an 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.

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