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LAUREN HANCOCK, Founder of Seed Story Design, has spent more than 15 years working as an educator and advocate for student-centered learning.

Prior to Seed Story, she was a project fellow and school leader professional development lecturer at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University. She has traveled across the country working with principals dedicated to changing the future of education and developing student-centered programs.

Previously, Lauren was a founding educator and head of school at AltSchool in San Francisco and has worked in Family Programs at Google. She earned a BA from the California State University, Northridge.

Currently, she advises the development of the San Jose Public Library's Education and Digital Literacy strategy, specifically in Expanded Learning. As a FUSE executive advisor, Lauren Hancock continues to further these endeavors by overseeing relevant programs, expanding the network of outside education providers through partnerships and advocacy, and establish alignment with quality standards and assessments.