Lauren M. Zyriek Enriquez

Assistant Secretary of State, New Jersey Department of State

Lauren M. Zyriek Enriquez is the Assistant Secretary of State in New Jersey. She previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Secretary of State Tahesha Way. Before joining the Secretary’s office in 2018, Dr. Zyriek Enriquez was the Deputy Clerk for the Office of the Bergen County Clerk where she had the distinction of being the first Latina in her position, she was an advisor to the Guatemalan United Nations Mission, and a Specialist at the U.S. Census Bureau.

Her education, along with her community involvement, have always been geared towards government, politics, and how they affect society. She always strives to be part of the decision-making process to advance ideas and guarantee that forthcoming policies are mindful of the demographics they serve.

Dr. Zyriek Enriquez earned her Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Baltimore, her Master’s in Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and she holds a Bachelor’s and Associate’s in Political Science. Additionally, she has Executive Education Certificates in Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She is also a New Jersey Registered Municipal Clerk and a Board Member of the NJ American Society for Public Administration.