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Lauren S. Yi


      Phone: 303-578-4400

      Fax: 303-578-4401


Lau­ren is a Legal Assis­tant with Rathod Mohamedb­hai LLC. She joined the Rathod Mohamedb­hai team in 2018. Lau­ren is pas­sion­ate about civil rights and reach­ing under­served com­mu­ni­ties at the local, national, and global lev­els. She is a proud second-generation Korean Amer­i­can woman. She speaks bilin­gual Korean and recently trav­elled to South Korea for the sec­ond time to explore the home of her ancestors.
Lau­ren grad­u­ated in May of 2018 from Grin­nell Col­lege in Iowa with a major in Soci­ol­ogy. Her research in col­lege focused on var­i­ous facets and the impli­ca­tions of dias­pora, includ­ing transna­tional adop­tions and refugees in the United States. In keep­ing with her pas­sions, Lau­ren vol­un­teered as a men­tor for Big Brother Big Sis­ter and spent many hours tutor­ing incar­cer­ated juve­niles in read­ing and math. She cofounded the Lib­erty in North Korea stu­dent chap­ter at Grin­nell, where she fundraised to sup­port human rights ini­tia­tives in North Korea and par­tic­i­pated in the Prince­ton for North Korea Human Rights Inter­col­le­giate Con­fer­ence in 2016. Seek­ing to increase her per­spec­tives on human and civil rights on a global level, Lau­ren also stud­ied abroad while in col­lege in Ger­many and vol­un­teered with a refugee reset­tle­ment pro­gram there.
In addi­tion to civil and human rights, Lau­ren is pas­sion­ate about food equity and jus­tice. At Grin­nell, Lau­ren vol­un­teered to deliver meals to those in need and col­lab­o­rated with other orga­ni­za­tions on cam­pus to ensure that local com­mu­ni­ties that are typ­i­cally more sus­cep­ti­ble to food inse­cu­rity did not go hun­gry. She worked as a food man­age­ment intern at an elderly com­mu­nity cen­ter that out­sources meals to the immo­bile, built part­ner­ships with local food justice-oriented non-profit orga­ni­za­tions in Ten­nessee, and co-managed the stu­dent run coop­er­a­tive café at Grinnell.
Lau­ren intends to have a long, ded­i­cated career work­ing in civil and human rights. In her spare time, how­ever, Lau­ren is a stand-out golfer who helped the Grin­nell Women’s Golf team dom­i­nate Divi­sion III ath­let­ics in the Mid­west Conference.