Lauren Mandel

Lauren Mandel
Lauren Mandel
Co-chair
Lauren Mandel is proud to serve as co-chair of the Brain Research Foundation Young Leadership Board. Lauren was just 12 when her mother suffered a traumatic brain injury, an event that significantly impacted her childhood and adult life. In addition to traumatic brain injury, Lauren has a specific interest in how various neurological diseases and their effects are interconnected.

Lauren is the Director of Marketing at PartySlate, a technology-driven startup based in Chicago. She specializes in content strategy, digital marketing, and emerging media. In addition to her full-time role, Lauren works as a freelance writer and marketing consultant for various brands and publications, including the Huffington Post, The Everygirl, and HGTV.

Lauren graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor's degree in journalism. She is originally from Highland Park, Ill., and currently lives in Chicago.