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Lauren Herzog was a program coordinator at WFDD from 2014 to January 2020. She holds a bachelor’s degree in French and psychology from Kalamazoo College, as well as a master’s degree in French and international development from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has received two Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships to study the Wolof language, and she has lived and worked in both Senegal and Congo-Brazzaville. Prior to joining WFDD, Lauren worked at the United African Organization in Chicago, where she implemented health programs within the African immigrant community. She has a strong interest in the role of religion in education and women’s health in Francophone Africa.