Lauren Fahlberg is a senior pursuing an independent track of study in Russian and Economics with a certificate in the History and Practice of Diplomacy. Her academic and career focus lies in international security, economic development, monetary policy, and international trade in Eastern Europe and post-Soviet States. On campus, she is co-captain of the No. 1 ranked National College Fed Challenge team and competes on the No. 2 ranked Fiscal Challenge team, which models monetary and fiscal policy in front of policymakers in Washington, D.C. She also serves as the Class of 2024 Student Government social chair and on several other student government committees. Lauren is fluent in Spanish in addition to her Eastern-European/ Russian academic focus and Russian language proficiency. She is interested in Russian and Eastern European political economy and international relations.