As Director of Business Development, Lauren Godfrey leads the development of and oversees the US Government and Canadian Government portfolio for BRAC. Lauren drives partnerships, manages proposal development, writes proposals, and supports start-up of programs. Prior to her role as Director, Lauren supported BRAC’s education and youth portfolio globally in the technical areas of early childhood development, education in emergencies, accelerated and alternative education, and skills development. Before joining BRAC USA, Lauren managed USAID-funded cooperative agreements and contracts at EnCompass LLC and World Learning. She has expertise in program design, gender and social inclusion, capacity development and systems strengthening, training and facilitation, monitoring and evaluation, and project management. Lauren is a co-author of the Transforming Agency, Access, and Power Toolkit and Guide for Inclusive Development. She holds a Master of Development Practice from Emory University and a B.A. in International Relations from Syracuse University.