Lauren Kolodij is Deputy Director of the North Carolina Coastal Federation. She has worked with the Federation since 1982. Lauren collaborates with state and local government agencies, consultants, businesses, academia, non-profits and other sectors to advance nature-based stormwater strategies and low-impact development policy and practices. Lauren is liaison to the Coastal Federation’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee and is staff lead of the Federation’s board level Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Lauren has a BS Environmental Conservation from North Carolina State University. When not at work, Lauren loves hiking, collecting vintage trinkets and spending time with her two kids.