Lauren is the program manager for Earth Analytics Education at Earth Lab. She manages the Earth Data Analytics - Foundations Professional Certificate, oversees the NSF Earth Data Science Corps internship program, and researches data-intensive education. She loves working at Earth Lab alongside colleagues who share an excitement for connecting science with people who it can help.
Lauren brings ten years of experience working at the intersection of social and environmental science to Earth Lab’s education team. Most recently, she worked as a GIS & Remote Sensing Specialist at a water conservation startup. Prior to that, she pursued a Master’s degree working at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy and funded by a U.S. FLAS Fellowship, researched water management in Tajikistan as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar, and worked in geosciences policy at the American Geosciences Institute. She holds a B.S. in Geosciences and B.A. in Geography from Penn State University and a M.A. in Geography from the University of Arizona.
In her free time, she enjoys serving on the Board of Directors of a local self-sufficiency program for homeless women and spending time outside.