Lauren Kokum is an editor at American Progress. Previously, she worked for the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative at American Progress, where she managed the team’s Faith and Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute and worked on reproductive health, rights, and justice; religious liberty; and other issues critical to the separation of church and state. Kokum holds a bachelor’s degree in political science with a concentration in international relations from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. As an undergraduate student, she conducted research and advocacy for several human rights organizations and spent a semester in Hope’s Washington Honor’s Semester program.