Lauren Joyce, Ph.D.

Project Manager, Guilford County
Quality Assurance Manager for HELPS Programming

Lauren began working with Helps Education Fund in 2014 when she was a doctoral student at North Carolina State University. She coordinated the MOVES Program in Wake County for the 2014-2015 school year and has served as a HELPS Program trainer since 2014. From 2018- 2019 Lauren worked as the HELPS Program Director and supported Year 1 of HELPS implementation in a multi-partner large-scale literacy initiative led by Read Charlotte in Charlotte, NC. Presently, Lauren continues to support the Charlotte project providing consultation and oversight of HELPS Program implementation.

Lauren is a graduate of The Catholic University of America, where she earned her B.A. in Psychology in 2001. In 2003 she earned her M.A. in Clinical Psychology (emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy) from Pepperdine University. In 2015 Lauren went on to earn her Ph.D. in Psychology from North Carolina State University.

A commitment to supporting childrens’ well-being, specifically education and mental health, is what drives Lauren’s passion for helping Helps Education Fund achieve its goals. She believes that all children deserve a high-quality education and that literacy is the key to success.

Lauren has been married to her husband, Jeff, for more than 15 years and has three children and a dog. Lauren and her family reside in a suburb of Greensboro, NC. In her spare time Lauren loves to read, craft, and participate in outdoor activities with her family.