Lauren is Program Manager for the Center for Water, Earth, Science and Technology (CWEST). Overall, she supports collaborative research and education interactions between INSTAAR and the USGS. She works closely with the Director, Noah Molotch, to carry out research planning, research and education outreach coordination and website content management. Prior to CWEST, Lauren worked for The Nature Conservancy's Colorado Field Office. She has her B.A. in evolutionary biology from Harvard University.