Lauren Edwards graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2010 with a BA in International Affairs and a certificate in Peace and Conflict Resolution. As the Senior Business Program Manager for Microsoft Research New England and New York City, Lauren is focused on maintaining operational success and efficiency within the Labs, in order to create an environment where Researchers can “achieve more” in advancing the state of the art in interdisciplinary research. Specific responsibilities include partnering and leveraging various internal and external business partners, including, Finance & Procurement, Real Estate & Facilities, HR & Talent Acquisition, IT, Outreach, Legal & Compliance, to align with this aim.

The New England and New York City Labs build upon Microsoft’s commitment to collaborate with the broader research community and pursue new, interdisciplinary areas of research that bring together core computer scientists and social scientists to understand, model, and enable computing and online experiences of the future. Click here to learn more about Microsoft Research.