Lauren Higgins Program Officer, Entrepreneurship Lauren Higgins is a program officer – ecosystem product design in Entrepreneurship for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation as an associate, Higgins was a program lead and strategy support consultant for the Foundation, where she designed, developed, and managed the Innovator in Residence program, a two-year initiative that facilitated the collaboration between Kauffman associates and seven experienced leaders to develop systemic change projects which address significant barriers within entrepreneurial ecosystems. Earlier, Higgins was the global capacity-building and events lead for Impact Hub, where she managed an international network of programs, events, and projects focused on learning, brand development, web development, and collective strategy for Impact Hub teams in 95 different cities. Higgins holds a Bachelor of Arts in speech communication with a concentration in organizational development and learning and a minor in Spanish from Metropolitan State University. She also holds certifications in mediation and facilitation and mediation of public and environmental conflicts from CDR Associates.