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Lauren Lochocki

Pearson Fellow Alum


Lauren Lochocki, MPP'19, is a senior analyst at the US Government Accountability Office (GAO). 

While at Harris Public Policy, she also completed a consulting engagement for a strategic plan to open a summer camp for refugees in Hyde Park. She also interned at an agriculture-technology (agtech) company in Nairobi, Kenya, where she conducted research on the impact of an SMS messaging system that sends agricultural advice to smallholder farmers. 

Prior to her time at the University of Chicago, she worked at IMPAQ International, a research and evaluation firm, managing a randomized controlled trial (RCT) in Malawi that evaluated the effects of farmers’ participation in village savings and loans associations and their potential to eliminate child labor in the tobacco supply chain. In addition to Malawi, she completed field work in Mozambique and Kyrgyzstan.

Lochocki holds a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, with minors in history and philosophy. There, she worked as a research assistant to understand implicit racial bias and differing attitudes toward voting reform policies. 

Baidoa, Somalia

Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.