Lauren Paradise is the Executive Assistant to the President and CEO for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Paradise worked for two years with The Miss Universe Organization in New York City, New York, where she served as an administrative assistant, travel manager, and assistant to the President and CFO. She worked directly with the Trump Organization and NBC Universal at the 2008-2010 Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA pageants and escorted titleholders to international and domestic red carpet events.
Paradise earned her bachelor's degree in applied behavioral science with a concentration in child psychology and community development from the University of Kansas. She has completed volunteer work for the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired and Big Brothers Big Sisters and serves as ambassador for the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.