Lauren Brownlee

Lauren Brownlee

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Co-clerk, Community, Equity and Justice Board Committee; Member, Board Executive Committee

Lauren is a member of Bethesda Friends Meeting and Baltimore Yearly Meeting. She is FCNL’s Deputy General Secretary and the leader of the organization’s Governance, Community and Culture team. In this role, she oversees FCNL’s young adult program, Quaker outreach, and Friends Place on Capitol Hill. She helps to steward FCNL’s shared anti-racism, anti-bias, justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments.

Lauren joined the FCNL staff after serving on FCNL’s General Committee beginning in 2017 and its Executive Committee from 2019-2022. She has also served on the boards of Sandy Spring Friends School, DC Peace Team, the National Farm Workers’ Ministry, the Central Committee for Friends General Conference, and the Program Committee for Quakers Uprooting Racism.

Lauren earned her B.A. in Classical Civilization and Greek from Wellesley College and her M.A. in Global, International, and Comparative History from Georgetown University. She also is a graduate of the Friends Council on Education’s Institute for Engaging Leadership in Friends Schools. Lauren is an alumna of Sidwell Friends School and served there after college as assistant director of auxiliary programs and a history teacher. Before coming to FCNL, Lauren was the upper school head at Carolina Friends School and, before that, the director of social action at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart. She is a rising clerk of the AFSC Community, Equity and Justice Board Committee and a Baltimore Yearly Meeting appointee to the Corporation.

Lauren tries to finish a book every week and tries to run a marathon every few years.