Lauren Almquist is a Foster Care Family Worker at EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services. She earned her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a minor in Psychology and certification in Nonprofit Leadership. She is dedicated to stewarding her education, skills, and talents to serve children, youth and families. Lauren is passionate about improving policy and response to at-risk children and youth, incorporating the voice of the child into every aspect of decision-making and practice. Her previous roles have been specific to providing services and advocating for youth who have been sexually exploited or trafficked.
Outside of her role at EVOLVE, Lauren and her husband volunteer with a local advocacy group in support of International Justice Mission, an international human rights organization that works to eradicate modern-day slavery. Her other interests include spending time with friends and family, traveling, running, biking and cooking.