Lauren Wheeler
Finance and Project Manager • Idea Forge/Design Center Colorado

Office Location: FLMG 130H


Supports Idea Forge and Design Center Colorado programs through finance, HR, procurement, student support and training, and contract/legal coordination.

What I enjoy most about working for CU Boulder

I enjoy the variety of tasks that I oversee and the interaction I have with students and sponsors. I assist in coordinating sponsor contracts with the Office of Contracts and Grants to bring in funding to our program. I also interact with students through financial training and oversight of team budgets. 


Lauren Wheeler attended the University of Missouri-Columbia and received her master's degree and bachelor's degree in Accounting and holds a CPA. She has worked at KPMG and worked several years at Hyatt Hotel Corporation in Chicago, IL, working in corporate accounting and SEC financial reporting. She is a mother of two and enjoys her yoga practice. 

Contact Lauren Wheeler

The best way to reach me is to email or call between 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. My busiest times of year are September and April.