Lauren McCarthy

Research Analyst

“FGA promotes policies and eliminates barriers so people can achieve their dreams, one job at a time!”

Lauren McCarthy is the research analyst at the Foundation for Government Accountability.

Prior to joining FGA, Lauren worked as a legal analyst in the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. She also previously worked as an adjunct faculty member in the Social Sciences and Policy Studies Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA, and as a legal advisor for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe located in Mashpee, MA.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from Assumption University and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Massachusetts School of Law. She is licensed to practice in Massachusetts.

Lauren first experienced the value of work while working at a Little League concession stand, but she knew of the value well before she was old enough to have a job. Her paternal grandfather immigrated to America from Ireland as a 12-year-old orphan and her maternal grandfather worked on the family farm during the Great Depression. Hard work and the appreciation for that work are values that were taught to her by her parents, and these values motivate Lauren to help millions of Americans break free from the cycle of dependency and transform their loved ones’ lives for generations to come.

Outside of work, Lauren is passionate about anything outdoors. She is an avid hiker and skier. A fan of any New England sports team (because she likes winning), Lauren lives in Washington, D.C.