LAUREN M. CHAMBERS
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EDUCATION

Yale University
B.S. in Astrophysics and African American Studies
Class of 2017, Timothy Dwight College, magna cum laude

EXPERIENCE

2020 - Pres. American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, Staff Technologist
2020 - Pres. Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Affiliate
2019 - 2020 American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, Technology Fellow
2017 - 2019 Space Telescope Science Institute, Research & Instrument Analyst
2016 - 2017 Harvard-Smithsonian Banneker Institute, Student Researcher
2017 Yale Afro-American Cultural Center History Keepers, Student Researcher
2015 - 2016 Yale Wright Laboratory, Student Researcher
2015 NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, Student Researcher
2012 - 2013 Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Student Researcher

MENTORSHIP & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

2020 – Pres. Coding it Forward Undergraduate Fellowship Mentor
Sept. 2020 Grace Hopper Celebration Mentoring Circle: "How to Adult"
2019 "Drag v. AI" Workshop Organizer
2018 - 2019 "Know Your Power" Workshop Organizer
2019 "Build a Website in 60 Minutes or Less" Workshop Facilitator
2019 "Using Python for Astronomical Data Analysis" Workshop Facilitator
2018 - 2019 STScI Diversity and Inclusion Working Group Member
2016 - 2017 First-year Counselor
2015 - 2017 Physics Department Climate & Diversity Committee, undergraduate representative
2015 - 2017 Undergraduate Admissions STEM focus group, liaison
2015 - 2016 STARS Program for underrepresented first-years in STEM, peer mentor
2015 - 2016 STEM Tour Guide
2014 - 2016 Yale Undergraduate Aerospace Association, Optical Telescope project co-leader
2014 - 2016 Women in Physics Club, secretary

HONORS & AWARDS

Nov. 2020 Boston Bar Association President’s Award, for advocacy supporting incarcerated folks amid COVID-19
Apr. 2018 STScI Team Achievement Award, "for organization of the workshop 'Concrete Steps to Make your Institution More Inclusive'"
May 2017 Phi Beta Kappa
May 2017 George Beckwith Prize (astrophysics thesis)
May 2017 William Pickens Prize (African American studies thesis)
2015 - 2017 Edward A. Bouchet-Robertson Fellow
Jan. 2017 Chambliss Outstanding Student Poster Presentation Award, AAS Winter Meeting
Aug. 2015 NASA Goddard John Mather Nobel Scholar

SKILLS

Programming: Python (pandas, matplotlib, astropy, scipy, django, pyqt), R (dplyr, ggplot, leaflet, shiny), LabVIEW, LaTex, git, HTML/CSS/Javascript
Languages: Spanish, French