Lauren Bonds is the Legal Director of the ACLU of Kansas. Prior to joining the ACLU, Lauren served as Assistant General Counsel at the Service Employees International Union where she provided legal support to the union's Fight for $15 campaign. She has represented low-income workers in employment and civil rights litigation, including voting rights cases in Alabama and North Carolina.
Lauren received her law degree from Duke University. While in law school, Lauren held summer positions at the Texas Civil Rights Project and Equal Rights Advocates. She also participated in the school's Guantanamo Defense Clinic.
Lauren is Kansas native from Hutchinson and attended the University of Kansas for her undergraduate degree. At KU, Lauren was a two-time Division I All-American in Track and Field. She resides in Kansas City with her husband, Jack and dog, Dover.