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Lauren Taylor, C'2021

May 2021

Spelman Economics Major Lauren TaylorDuring her matriculation at Spelman, economics major Lauren Taylor, C'2021, was afforded the opportunity to be a part of the Virtual Data Science Research Program. As a research assistant, Taylor was tasked with helping to conduct research on spending patterns before and after past recessions to predict how people will spend their money in future recessions. The Prince George’s County, Maryland native was also a recipient of the Alfred Sloan Grant and a part of the Spelman College Department of Economics' Communication Team.

Taylor also served as co-president for the Spelman Chapter of the National Council for Negro Women and held the title of the 2019-2020 “Miss Legacy” through the Spelman College Granddaughters Club.

Post Graduate Plans

Following graduation, Taylor plans to launch her own blog titled, “Common Cents,” where she will focus on financial literacy resources for millennials. She also plans to further her passion for economics by attending graduate school with a focus on the intersection between economics and public policy.