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Prior to joining Professional Dimensions, Lauren served in various executive capacities within the NPO education realm with both City Year Milwaukee and Teach For America Milwaukee.
During her tenure, she has led community partnerships, fundraising, staff management/coaching, training, program evaluation, strategic planning and business operations. As an advocate for leadership, education and collective impact, Lauren remains engaged in community.
Lauren’s commitment to Professional Dimensions is rooted in her desire to ensure women, especially women of color, are embraced, elevated and compensated for every “professional dimension” they lead with and every area they add value. We will win when every woman in the PD network can realize and actualize their full power. We will know we’ve been successful when every member in our network can consciously contribute to the PD microcosm that both proves what is possible when women unite (from a sense of innovation, inclusion, joy, revenue, etc.) and reclaims community in ways that we’ve never fathomed.
In her current role, Priya Bhatia is focused on building access to affordable, high-quality early care and education to promote equity and inclusion.
She previously served on the leadership team at a housing nonprofit to promote homeownership for Milwaukee families.
She is an attorney by training and practiced immigration law and commercial litigation before moving into the public sector. As an immigration lawyer, Priya advocated for survivors of domestic violence and other immigrant families.
Priya earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science with honors from Northwestern University and a law degree from The University of Chicago. A native Chicagoan, Priya has lived in Milwaukee for over a decade. She is passionate about creating stronger and more equitable communities in her adopted hometown. In her spare time, Priya enjoys baking with her children and hiking with her pandemic puppy.
In his role, MacArthur is charged with overseeing the process that secures the powerful contributions of artists, cultural practitioners, grassroots and grasstops leaders to achieve a four-part agenda for Milwaukee.
He was most recently the Senior Director of Alumni Engagement and Cross Sector Partnerships at Public Allies. In that role, he sustained and accelerated the leadership practice of 8,000 Public Allies Apprenticeship Alumni, as well as adapted the Public Allies leadership model for clients such as the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network and America’s Service Commissions.
When he’s not working, he’s rabidly supporting Chicago sports teams, or ruminating on pop culture. He lives just outside of Milwaukee, WI with his wife Paru, and his two daughters Leela and Meera. You can follow him on twitter or instagram at @macarthur31.