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Lauren Dasse, Esq

Senior Director of Advocacy and Policy

Prior to joining MADRE, Lauren was the Executive Director of the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project, providing free legal and social services to detained immigrant children and adults. For nearly a decade, she led the organization through immense growth, strategically responding to challenges by increasing resources and programming to expand impact, advocacy, and services. Lauren has worked on gender justice, immigrants’ rights, and social justice issues for over twenty years, focusing on the U.S. Mexico border region, Southern Mexico, and Latin America.