Lauren Schwaar has worked in MEL for 4 years as a consultant and tech start-up founder. She is also a sport for development advocate, an experienced marketing professional, and a seasoned basketball coach who has worked both domestically and internationally in a wide variety of settings. She is passionate about developing leadership and inspiring growth whether she is working with a basketball team, an organization, or on a new project. Her passions include fostering team and developing female leaders and coaches. She has worked alongside people of a wide variety of backgrounds and has traveled around the world to coach, volunteer, explore, and learn. Her specialties include technological implementations for MEL, sport for development, women’s empowerment, coaching development, and more.