Lauren Byrnes

Lauren Byrnes

Former Program Assistant, Fellowships and Grant

In Lauren's role with AAUW, she engaged with alums and supported for the fellowships and grants team. Before working at AAUW she served in the Peace Corps, promoting small business development and fisheries management in Jamaica.
 

Work by Lauren Byrnes

Molly O'Leary

AAUW Alumna Gives back to the Boise Branch

Molly O’Leary was a single mom supporting two kids when she received an AAUW grant that helped finance her through law school. Years later, she paid it forward by offering free legal help to an AAUW branch. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   July 10, 2014

The Revolutionized Soul of a Lamb

A prolific writer of academic articles and books about group social work, including one of the first studies of troubled girls, Gisela Konopka received an AAUW Achievement Award in 1977. Read more »

Mariana Gerschenson sits in a research lab wearing gloves and holding a test tube

Running around a Research Lab

Tenured professor and researcher Mariana Gerschenson has applied her molecular biology background to a meaningful career in tackling real-life problems like HIV and diabetes. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   June 13, 2014
Heidi Kretser

Backwoods Adventurer, Endangered Cat Defender, Moose Expert

Kretser calls herself the “token social scientist,” and her work has taken her from Nepal to the Adirondacks to a military training camp to teach soldiers about illegal wildlife products. Read more »

2004–05 American Fellow Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Ed.D., Developmental Neuropsychology

Neuroscientists Need Child Care, Too

Helen Immordino-Yang used an AAUW fellowship to help cover living and child-care expenses while she wrote her dissertation at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   May 07, 2014
A black-and-white photo of Nina Simone singing at a piano

This Author Is Redefining Feminism in the Civil Rights Movement

Mainstream history texts don’t always recognize the crucial role black women played in social justice movements. “The women I write about did not necessarily call themselves feminists,” author Ruth Feldstein says. “But gender was critical to their vision of black freedom.” Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   April 02, 2014
Dyna Kuthyola holds up a chalkboard sign reading, "Economic empowerment for women in Malawi."

1 Year Later, These Students’ Projects Are Reaching Women around the World

In 2013, we funded 12 women’s commitments to empower women around the world through the Clinton Global Initiative University. Find out where they are now! Read more »

Keren Taylor with members of WriteGirls

Never Underestimate the Power of a Girl and Her Pen

“I left the corporate world, and I just didn’t want to go back to it,” said Keren Taylor. “I wanted to do something different that would be inspiring and bring […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 12, 2014
Lauren Erickson-Mamane and her family laughing on a boat

She Found Her Calling — and Her Home — in a West African Village

Lauren Erickson-Mamane started out in marketing, but when she decided to serve in the Peace Corps in Niger, her career path took a dramatic turn. Her public health work has since taken her to Niger to remove Guinea worms, to Zambia to train new volunteers, and to Togo, where she is a Peace Corps country director. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   February 26, 2014

Sharp Light, Egg Rolls, and How an Indie Filmmaker Got Her Start

AAUW International Fellow Dictynna Hood’s latest film, “Wreckers,” has received rave reviews. Hear how she got her start and what she has to say on supporting women in front of and behind the camera. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 19, 2014