Lauren Razavi is a technologist, political scientist, and global citizen. The child of a refugee, she was an early adopter of remote work and has lived as a digital nomad since 2013.

Lauren is Executive Director of Plumia, an innovation lab that aims to build a country on the internet, as featured in TIME Magazine. The lab is part of SafetyWing (Y Combinator 2018), an all-remote tech company where Lauren works across media, strategy, and investor relations.

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Before joining SafetyWing, Lauren worked as Google’s managing editor for the future of work and as a tech policy fellow at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. She holds degrees in international relations and creative writing from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England.

A leading voice on the future of work, digital nomads, global mobility and internet countries, Lauren has delivered talks for the United Nations, Skift Global Forum, and The Next Web, appearing alongside names such as Brian Chesky (Airbnb), Steve Chen (YouTube), Dara Khosrowshahi (Uber) and Balaji Srinivasan (The Network State).

Lauren has published with media titles including Wired, The Guardian, VICE, CityLab, and the BBC. She is author of the book Global Natives about the past, present, and potential of borderless work, and she writes an award-winning Substack newsletter of the same name.