Lauren Alexander

    Lauren Alexander

    2020–21 jGirls+ Magazine Editorial Board
    2021–22 jGirls+ Magazine Editorial Board
    2022–23 jGirls+ Magazine Editorial Board

    Hi! My name is Lauren Alexander, and I’m a member of the class of 2023 at Tampa Preparatory School in Tampa, Florida. I participate in my school’s honors choir and Vocal Arts Concentration program as well as their chapter of STAND, a national student organization that takes action against mass atrocities happening globally. Additionally, I am on the leadership team for a club called Culture Shock!, which is dedicated to having open dialogue about various social justice issues. 

    Outside of school, I work as a board member and songleader for my temple youth group and as a teacher assistant at my Sunday school. I also dedicate lots of my time to speaking out about my experience as a disabled person in the modern world, in hopes that sharing my story will help to educate those around me. I would say that advocating for myself as well as the disabled community in this way is one of my biggest passions.

    On a less serious note, I love all things Disney and URJ Camp Coleman. Coleman is my home away from home where I spent seven amazing summers. In my free time, I’m usually reading, singing, talking to my camp friends, or spending time with my family and my dog.

    Works by Lauren

    The Struggle of Advocacy By: Lauren Alexander - Photo by Sonja Lippman

    The Struggle of Advocacy

    "If you cannot fight for yourself/I will fight for you"
    My Version of Practicing Judaism by Lauren Alexander - Photo by Zoe Oppenheimer

    My Version of Practicing Judaism

    “Even though I sometimes have to alter my physical Jewish practices into my own version, it does not affect my spiritual connection at all.”
    The Impact of Help America Vote Act (HAVA) by Lauren Alexander - Photo by Caroline Koppel

    The Impact of Help America Vote Act (HAVA)

    “Americans with disabilities have not had guaranteed access to the act of casting a ballot for nearly as long as many others in this country.”