Lauren Stock (she/her) is the Teen Engagement Organizer working with NFTY, the RAC, and the URJ. Her passion for youth leadership comes from her involvement with Kutz, NFTY, and numerous other RAC and URJ Youth experiences. She is a recent graduate of Wesleyan University in Connecticut and is currently living in Dallas, Texas where she is a member of Temple Shalom.
Almost exactly six years ago, I ran for NFTY-TOR regional president. I lost. And yet when I look back at my election materials in a bout of nostalgia, I stand by absolutely everything I said, now having seen how much the ideas I mentioned still influence me and the way I think about leadership, both personally and as an organizer working with NFTY and Reform Jewish teen leadership.