Lauren Kaori Gurley is a reporter-researcher at The New Republic. She previously served as web editor at the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA).

Her reporting on labor, immigration, poverty, and the U.S.-Mexico border has been published in CityLab, In These Times, NPR's Latino USA, The American Prospect, and ProPublica. She grew up in southern California, went to school in Chicago, and lives in Brooklyn today.