Lauren Wiley is the development director for Chalkbeat's new journalism project, Votebeat, a nonpartisan news site focused on election administration. Lauren began her career as a reporter with daily newspapers in New England before transitioning to the nonprofit sector. She has a background in nonprofit communications, fundraising, grant writing and event planning. Most recently, Lauren was the executive director of the Philadelphia Public School Notebook, a nonprofit news organization founded in 1994 to cover local education. The Notebook joined with Chalkbeat in 2020, becoming our Philadelphia bureau.