Lauren grew up in the Portland Oregon and graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor’s in environmental science. Since graduating she has worked with various non-profits along the Pacific Coast focusing on public outreach and environmental education. These experiences further motivated her to continue working with volunteers from the community to improve their local ecosystems in Seattle Washington. Seeing the change that can be accomplished when a community unites is what continues to inspire her and what attracted her most to the Phoenix Conservancy. As Project Manager here in Pullman she is most excited about getting to know this amazing community of people, and with their help restore what remains of the beautiful Palouse Prairie.