Lauren Franco, MS
Lauren Franco is a Project Assistant for the Hands Off Tobacco Education Project at the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity and the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Prevention and Control and Research Center. In this role, Lauren helps to identify, adapt, and deliver culturally relevant and accessible tobacco education programming to Deaf and Hard of Hearing youth in the community. Lauren has been fluent in American Sign Language for over 17 years. She is committed to serving the Deaf community and considers herself a strong advocate.
Lauren earned her Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Studies Sign Language Interpreting and her Masters in Counseling from California State University, Northridge. In her free time, she loves to be outdoors enjoying the California sunshine. She enjoys tending to her vegetable garden, hanging out at the beach, and playing softball.