Lauren Pasquarella Daley, PhD, joined Catalyst in June 2013 as part of the Information Center. As the fact-checking director, Lauren manages and develops all of Catalyst’s fact-checking processes, working across departments to ensure that all Catalyst content is accurate and credible by thoroughly researching all facts, assertions, data, research, and sources. In her role, Lauren also manages, trains, and collaborates with other staff members on fact-checking procedures to ensure Catalyst’s high commitment to accuracy in our work.
Prior to joining Catalyst, Lauren worked in university career services for 10 years where she was involved in researching, speaking, teaching, and counseling students on career development concerns. She also has 15 years’ experience in diversity and inclusion issues, through research, teaching, publications, speaking engagements, and committee work in the academic community. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and she has extensive experience presenting at international and national events on topics related to women’s issues in the workplace, career development, and diversity and inclusion.
Lauren is a former President of the Florida Career Development Association and is part of the National Career Development Association’s Leadership Academy. She earned her PhD in Counselor Education from the University of Florida and is a licensed mental health counselor. Lauren loves trivia and even appeared once as a contestant on Jeopardy.