Lauren De Jesus
Lauren De Jesus was born and raised in Chicago’s Northwest side. She grew up visiting museums and volunteering in her community, both of which have remained important commitments to her. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a minor in American Indian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While there, she developed a passion for cultures, museum work, and social justice. Her goal is to change the way the public views museums by demonstrating that museums can use their collections, merging them with history, research, and testimony, to expose the various issues facing society today.