Lauren Stebbins is Vice President, Small Business Initiatives for Opportunity Finance Network, a national membership network of community development financial institutions (CDFIs) investing in underserved communities throughout the U.S. Lauren joined OFN in May 2014 and, in prior roles, managed and supported multiple programs for OFN’s Knowledge Sharing and Strategic Initiatives teams. Lauren previously worked for the Center for Public Policy Priorities and Prosperity Now conducting research and implementing programs that promote economic opportunity and financial inclusion for low- and moderate-income people. Prior to that, she spent nearly four years at The Aspen Institute managing communications and supporting seminar programs for Aspen’s Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation. Lauren has a B.A. in political science and sociology from Brown University, and a Master of Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs.