Lauren joined the federation in 2021 as a Communications Fellow. She graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s Environment, Energy, and Ecology Program in 2021 with a Bachelors of Arts in Environmental Studies, a concentration in Environmental Behavior and Decision Making, and a minor in Environmental Justice. After realizing the importance of public engagement with environmental issues Lauren found a passion for communications leading her to develop skills in web design, photography, videography, and copy writing. When she is not working Lauren is usually reading, drinking coffee, or exploring nature wherever she can.