Lauren M.B. Kinast, M.A., is a Field Analyst / Intensive Technical Assistance Trainer with the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes with the University of Texas at Austin; a federal grant project with the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. She has over 15 years of experience in management work including administration, supervision, and training with Deaf and disability services. Her strengths are specifically in strategic planning, budget management, process evaluation, and program development. Lauren is committed to ongoing development of effective practices in providing services to students with disabilities, expert emphasis on Deaf services. She is an accomplished change agent, with an established track record in getting positive results working with community-based organizations, student organizations, and University departments.