Since moving to Brooklyn in 2014, Lauren Lee Pettiette Schewel, Esq. served as a leader and advocate as the Senior Director of Education at HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services (HSVS), she developed and led the education coaching and support model of the American Dream Program and inspired its expansions into younger grades and other agencies. Lauren Lee also founded the Junior Board of Directors, worked in grant writing and fundraising, and managed teams of 4-8 members, as well as led Town Hall Motivational and Well-being Checks for staff members. She also received trauma-effective training from Alia Innovations and engaged in college-ready and persistence seminars.
Lauren Lee is a true Louisiana lady bursting with generosity, sincerity, and joie de vivre. Lauren Lee graduated from the University of Miami School of Law where she has been recognized as “30 under 30,” a part of Iron Arrow Honor Society, and a part of their Alumni Boards. She is also a part of the Newcomb Alumnae Association and Lupus Foundation of America. She is a barred NY attorney who has membership with the ABA, NYC City Bar’s Education and the Law Committee, and National Lawyers Guild. At her heart, she is an advocate and educator committed to ensuring every child feels loved, successful, and unstoppable. She still keeps in constant, meaningful touch with over 100 young people currently and formerly in care with HSVS.