Lauren Hales Bock
Lauren Bock brings a plethora of policy, research, and communications experience to the Public School Forum. Lauren received her B.A. with honors from Wake Forest University and her master’s degree in public administration from North Carolina State University. After graduating from Wake Forest University, Lauren worked in Washington, D.C. for several years. During this time she served as Government Affairs Associate with Varian Medical Systems, Inc., and worked on the Government Investigations team at the law firm of King & Spalding LLP. After returning to North Carolina for graduate school, Lauren interned with the Financial & Business Services Division at NC DPI and served as Research Coordinator at the Wake Education Partnership. Lauren is a 2014 graduate of the NC Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) and is an active volunteer with the Junior League of Raleigh and Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County.
Areas of Expertise: Education Policy and Research, Program Evaluation, Standards & Assessments, Initiatives for Youth Success, and Federal Education Policy.