Growing up in Michigan near the Great Lakes fostered Lauren’s motivation to protect and defend natural resources. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication from Michigan State University and dedicated her graduate research to environmental justice. Her background in strategic communications, community outreach, and project management focuses mostly on environmental and social justice issues. Lauren believes environmental progress is only effective when it centers on the perspectives of the people most impacted by pollution.

As the Foundations Manager, Lauren is thrilled to help support and fund meaningful environmental work at Washington Environmental Council. Outside work you can find Lauren searching for a well-spiced chai latte or hiking with her dogs, Freyja and Juniper.