Lauren G. Meehan
Born and raised in West Orange, NJ, Lauren Meehan pursued music as a youngster, playing violin from the age of 8. Playing seriously through her teens she performed at Lincoln Center, the Capitol, and for the United Nations. In 2008, she received an AB in Art and Archaeology from Princeton University. She continued her studies at Rutgers University, receiving an MA in Criminal Justice in 2011 with a focus on art crimes. Throughout graduate school Lauren worked with Dr. Joel Caplan as a Graduate Research Assistant and, at the same time, acted as a substitute teacher in the West Orange Public Schools.
Lauren was most recently Program Associate at Victoria Foundation. There she supported the Foundation’s work in arts education and summer learning. In this role she served on the Newark Museum Education Committee, and as co-chair of the evaluation committee of the Newark Arts Education Roundtable. She is a member of the Leadership Newark Class of 2014. Lauren continues to serve the West Orange community as a supporter of the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life. She currently serves on the board of the Newark Preservation & Landmarks Committee.