Lauren Carmin oversees the Guttmacher Institute’s social media outreach and develops and manages strategies to enhance the Institute’s online communications and fundraising efforts. She works to identify innovative ways to promote the Institute’s work using online marketing, new dissemination channels and emerging technologies. In coordination with other staff, Ms. Carmin also oversees efforts to improve the Institute’s Web site usability. She joined the Guttmacher Institute in October 2007 as the Communications Assistant, was promoted to Communications Associate in July 2010 and became a Senior Communications Associate in January 2013. Before joining the Institute, Ms. Carmin worked at Deutsch Communications Group, where she helped design and implement cause marketing and public relations campaigns for nonprofit organizations. She has a B.A. from The College of New Jersey, where she majored in communication studies and minored in professional writing.