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International Accelerator Program

Meet the Team

Lauren Stone

Title: Managing Director
International Accelerator Program
Phone: 803-767-6402


Lauren brings a long career of running international programs to her role as Managing Director of the USC IAP. Her career spans stints in US embassies around the world, helping to build civil society in new democracies, and running exchange programs for high school and university students. .

International Experience 

Lauren has lived, worked and studied in Germany, the former East Germany, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Mexico and Switzerland.  She has visited over 50 countries and loves nothing more than hiking the mountains and learning the culture of countries all over the globe.

Columbia Favorites 

Main Street and its many cafes and music venues, as well as the Nickelodean (art theater).

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.