Lauren Hooten (M.A. in Communication Management, Public Relations, University of Denver) has more than 10 years of experience working in communications, project and process management and strategic planning. In addition to teaching at DU, Hooten serves as the Strategic Initiatives Manager for the Poudre School District (PSD) in northern Colorado. Prior to joining PSD, she worked in education administration at Colorado State University and as a project manager for The Pew Charitable Trusts. Hooten also holds undergraduate degrees in Art and Archaeology, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies from Princeton University.