Reporter covering issues at local colleges and universities
Education: American University, MA journalism and public affairs; American University, BA public relations and strategic communication
Lauren Lumpkin is a local higher education reporter for The Washington Post. She joined The Post in 2020 after a year-long fellowship on the education desk. Before coming to The Post, Lumpkin covered public schools for the Capital Gazette and breaking news for the Baltimore Sun. She has previously contributed to the Nation and NBC Washington.