Lauren Berkowitz

Washington
City Council
Locale: 
Burien
Type of Seat: 
Challenger
Year: 
2013
Status: 
Running
Woman Candidate: 
Woman Candidate
GLBT: 
No
Person of Color: 
No
Under 35: 
No

Lauren is currently a student at the University of Washington School of Law where she is a representative to the Dean’s Committee on Diversity. She is a Board Member of  Students for Labor and Employment Justice and the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. She will receive her Law degree with a concentration in Public Interest - Labor and Employment..

Lauren has worked as a union organizer with AFSCME Council 28 (the Washington Federation of State Employees), and with UFCW Local 21. She is an experienced advocate for workers’ rights, particularly those of low-wage retail, health care, and public workers.

Lauren volunteers at local women’s rights and men’s-violence-prevention groups and with the Unemployment Law Project, and has worked as Tutoring Program Coordinator at the FamilyWorks Food Bank and Resource Center.