Lauren Migaki Lauren Migaki is a senior producer with NPR's education desk.
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Lauren Migaki

Senior Producer, Education

Lauren Migaki is a senior producer with NPR's education desk. She helps tell stories about teacher strikes, college access and a new high school for young men in Washington D.C. She also produces and hosts NPR's podcast about the Student Podcast Challenge.

In 2019, she worked with NPR's Life Kit to lead the team's parenting coverage. In 2017, Migaki was the producer to develop and pilot Up First, NPR's first-ever daily news podcast.

Before that, she spent seven years as a producer, director and line producer for Morning Edition – mostly on the overnight shift. She traveled alongside NPR hosts and reporters to tell stories in Crimea, Israel and the Brazilian Amazon. In 2014, the team earned an Edward R. Murrow award for their coverage of deforestation in the Amazon rain forest. Other highlights from her time at Morning Edition include working on interviews with Dolly Parton, Oprah and Joni Mitchell.

In addition to her work at Morning Edition, Migaki spent a year producing Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR's pop culture podcast.

Migaki graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Graphic Design.

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'Dear Son': How A Mom's Letter Inspired A Graduation Speech — From Prison

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How To Ask For A Raise: Know Your Value (And Bring The Evidence)

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¿Cómo lleno la solicitud de FAFSA? Una guía bilingüe

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FAFSA Applications Are Open. Here's How To Fill It Out This Year

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Emily Garti, a junior studying nutrition, gets her twice-weekly COVID-19 test at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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The Tricky Business Of Coronavirus Testing On College Campuses

We hit the road with NPR Education Reporter Elissa Nadworny. She's been on a weekslong road trip to get an up-close view of how colleges across the U.S. are handling the pandemic. On today's show, she tells us how one university has been using mass testing to fight the spread of the coronavirus on its campus. It's a strategy that's run into some challenges, namely, student behavior.

The Tricky Business Of Coronavirus Testing On College Campuses

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