Lauren t’Kint de Roodenbeke, also known as Meerkat, grew up in Carlsbad, CA and is a member of the George Washington Women’s Cross Country and Track team. She is a junior studying International Affairs and French with concentrations in Global Public Health and International Development. As a member of the Leadership team since the end of her freshman year, Meerkat got involved with TGP because of their immense impact on both the local community and college athletes alike. Working with kids in DC schools and educating them on healthy and safe lifestyles both in and out of school motivated her to pursue her academic path as well as future careers in development and global public health. She hopes to not only bring the incidence rate of HIV in DC to zero but to inspire a new generation of healthy, smart, and passionate kids to get involved and make differences in their own families and communities.