Lauren works on place-based projects that bring people joy. Grounded by community insights, she advocates for food justice, parks and open space, and neighborhood revitalization.
Lauren brings experience providing technical assistance to immigrant-owned small businesses during the pandemic, conducting research on housing and extreme weather events with the Yale Program for Climate Change Communication, and contributing to sustainable food and green infrastructure projects at the City of New Haven and GreenWave.
Lauren graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Environmental Studies & Urban Studies, and a certificate in Energy Studies. During college, she spent a year in Taiwan building urban food forests with community elders.