Keynote Speaker

Professional headshot of keynote speaker Lauren Inouye.

Lauren Inouye, MPP, RN
Vice President, Public Policy and Government Affairs
Council of Graduate Schools

Lauren Inouye is Vice President, Public Policy and Government Affairs for the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS). In this role, she leads the association’s federal policy and advocacy portfolio on issues related to higher education, research, immigration, tax, and diversity and serves as CGS’s representation in the legislative and regulatory arenas. Prior to joining CGS, Lauren served as the Director of Government Affairs for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. She received her Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Michigan. She serves as adjunct faculty teaching policy courses for the School of Nursing & Health Studies at Georgetown University.