Criminal Defense Attorney, The Legal Aid Society
Lauren Curatolo is from New York, and was a Posse Scholarship recipient who attended Middlebury College from 2002-2006. She graduated as a Women’s and Gender Studies major, with a minor in Psychology. While at Middlebury, Lauren was the President of Feminist Action at Middlebury, and developed a number of events to revitalize the organization on campus, helping to give voice to victims of sexual assault, disordered eating, sexual harassment, and led the fight to have blue lights installed on campus. Lauren was Middlebury’s student commencement speaker in 2006.
Upon graduation, Lauren accepted a Financial Analyst position at Goldman Sachs. After three years at Goldman, Lauren pursued her true dream of becoming a lawyer working in the service of human needs, and so she attended CUNY School of Law, the premier law school in lawyering for those who are the most marginalized in society. While at CUNY, she was a member of the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic, interned for the United Nations Human Rights Committee’s Chairperson in Geneva, went on a fact-finding mission in Haiti to help bring light to the rampant sexual assault that ensued post-earthquake, and interned for The Legal Aid Society’s Trafficking Victim’s Advocacy Project.
Lauren currently works at The Legal Aid Society as a Criminal Defense Attorney, representing indigent people in the criminal justice system.