Lauren joined the Parks & Trails Council in 2022. She attended the University of St. Thomas and studied Environmental Science with a concentration in biology and a minor in geology. Aside from solidifying her love of wildlife (turtles in particular), she came away with a passion for data. Professionally, she has channeled that energy into working behind the scenes with environmental non-profits for the last several years doing database management, including membership and gift processing. When she doesn’t have her nose buried in spreadsheets, you can find her catching a Chicago Cubs game, spending time with her family, or paddling around in her kayak.