Lauren grew to love the outdoors as a child hiking and climbing in Colorado and making gnome homes in the woods of southern Maryland just outside D.C. In 2010, she graduated with a dual-degree: a B.S. from Washington University in St. Louis in Civil Engineering with a minor in environmental engineering and from Oberlin College with a B.A. She split her journeys at these two schools studying abroad in New Zealand, where she fell in love with the country and jumping off tall things with parachutes and bungee chords. Post graduation, Lauren moved to Norwalk, CT where she helped create a computer literacy course at the public library and worked at the local soup kitchen. She’s currently working as a research analyst at an environmental consulting firm in Boston, but she eventually hopes to work in the ecological engineering field designing natural remediation processes for storm water and wastewater. Lauren loves most outdoor activities, though camping, rock climbing, running, swimming, and a rousing game of capture the flag with friends really do the trick.
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