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Lauren Espina

Senior Marketing and Communications Manager

Born in the San Fernando Valley, Lauren is a first-generation Filipinx American who was raised with three sisters by two immigrant parents and a large extended family.

After relocating to San Francisco in 2018 and graduating from the University of San Francisco with a BA in Communications in 2013, she immediately joined the tech marketing workforce in the Bay Area. She climbed the ladder at her first job, scaling from intern to Director of Communications and PR within 6 years. During the same period, she founded Sea Witch Productions, a local music and arts production company dedicated to promoting social justice and equal representation in the arts through events and story-telling.

Bridging the gap between her professional marketing experience and her passion for advocacy, she joined the Code2040 team as the Marketing and Communications Manager in 2018. As a WOC and as an ally in this work, she's excited to be a part of a team where she can grow and learn both personally and professionally.