Lauren Schuller is the Department of Architecture’s inaugural Diversity, Equity and Belonging Officer. She supports students and staff in the department's ongoing work to grow and sustain an inclusive and equitable community. She works to develop initiatives and programs that promote a sense of belonging in the community, as well as ensure the outreach and recruitment efforts make the architecture community open to all. Before joining MIT, Lauren was the Associate Director of International Education at Bentley University. In Lauren’s 10+ year career in higher education, she has focused on international education, student advising, outreach & recruitment, program management, diversity & inclusion, and more. Lauren holds a BA in Spanish from UMass, Amherst and a MA in Higher Education Administration from Boston College.