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Lauren Kareem, MEd
Lauren Kareem joined the UMB CURE Scholars Program in 2016 and serves as the assistant director and curriculum coordinator.
Before joining the team, she spent five years as a teacher of science, math, and special education in Boston and Washington, D.C. While there, she established programs related to robotics, computer coding, and health education. She has experience teaching English language learners and students with severe disabilities.
Prior to her career in education, she earned her baccalaureate in biological sciences from Clark Atlanta University and her master’s in Education with a focus in Special Education from the University of Massachusetts. She also has earned Level II licensure in the Wilson Reading Program, a literacy intervention for children and adults. Lauren has secondary teaching licensure in Massachusetts, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
Her passions include researching the intersectionality between social justice and topics in STEM and the critical analysis of domestic education policy as it relates to urban populations.