Lauren Knox

Undergraduate Research Fellow


Lauren Knox is an Undergraduate Research Fellow at the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University. She is pursuing studies in Economics and Data Analytics, with an expected graduation in May 2025. Her research focus at CGO revolves around online privacy for minors. Her motivation for joining the organization lies in her desire to gain valuable experience in tackling pressing issues and acquiring skills to contribute positively to society.

If Lauren were to share one fact with the world, it would be that our knowledge has limits. The more we believe we know, the less space we create for learning and personal growth. Staying receptive to new knowledge is essential, rather than assuming we possess all-encompassing answers. Post-graduation, she aspires to establish her own business within the realm of public policy.

About Student Research Fellowships

Undergraduate Research Fellows at the Center for Growth and Opportunity work alongside CGO’s research staff and a worldwide network of scholars. Our fellows are integral components to the Center’s research process.

During their fellowships, undergraduate students have the opportunity to write independently as well as contribute to ongoing research. Students are guided through the research process as they help answer questions related to technology and innovation, environmental stewardship, immigration, and tax policy. CGO fellows are encouraged to share their research at academic conferences, poster exhibitions, and symposiums. Our fellows also work with the Center’s outreach team to get their research to the right people, at the right time in order to make real changes in the world.