Lauren Chambers is the third Technology Fellow at the ACLU of Massachusetts, joining in September 2019. Driven by the social, legal, and political expertise held by her colleagues, Lauren explores government data in order to inform citizens and lawmakers about the effects of legislation and political leadership on our civil liberties. Through interactive data visualizations and quantitative analysis, her work aims to uplift advocacy around responsible technology, racial justice, criminal law reform, government accountability, and other ACLU of Massachusetts issues.
Before joining the ACLU of Massachusetts, Lauren spent two years in Baltimore supporting NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope mission as a software developer. Lauren received her Bachelor's degree from Yale in 2017, where she double-majored in astrophysics and African American studies. Her undergraduate thesis examines how physics and astronomy theory are influenced by race, gender, and identity.