Hi, My name is Lauren and this will be my first time running the race. This past summer I had the privilege to work with United Workers in the petition drive for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund. This experience- going out all over the city and talking to thousands of city residents about the need for affordable housing- was a growth experience and has united me in the fight for housing as a human right. I am running because I want to see to see affordable housing become a reality in the city. I'm happy to be back with UW running alongside all those who feel apart of the cause.