Lauren Young leads Network Engagement and Partnerships for the Union Square Ventures' portfolio network. She manages the creation and execution of the firm's program initiatives as well as communication and collaboration opportunities for our portfolio network of 85+ companies and 10,000 members. Prior to joining the USV team in 2014, she held the position of Assistant Director of Operations for the Data Science Institute at Columbia University. She received an undergraduate degree in Finance from Siena College and a Master of Business Administration in 2012 from Union Graduate College. Lauren grew up in Upstate New York and lives in Manhattan with her family.