Lauren C. Mims :: Assistant Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans

Lauren C. Mims is the assistant director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans.

The Initiative works to strengthen the Nation by improving educational outcomes for African Americans of all ages, and to help ensure that all African Americans receive an education that properly prepares them for college, productive careers, and satisfying lives.

Ms. Mims focuses her efforts on strategic planning and management of projects and priorities including mobilizing youth voice, supporting interagency relationships, the development of research-based publications, creating handbooks and resources for students, and engaging with stakeholders through multi-media platforms.

Ms. Mims was previously a fellow in the office. She has extensive experience developing and implementing communication strategies, analyzing and interpreting evaluation and research findings in education and integrating research findings across programs and organizational lines, as well as developing, implementing and evaluating evidence-based interventions for African American students.

Mims received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Psychology from the University of Virginia in 2012 and a Master of Arts degree in Child Development from Tufts University in 2014. She is also pursuing her doctorate at the University of Virginia Curry School of Education in Educational Psychology: Applied Developmental Science.