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Undergraduate Institution

Oberlin College




2019 Scholar

Current Location

Chicago, Illinois


Vienna, Virginia

Professional Interests

  • Air Quality
  • Arts, Music, and Culture
  • Conservation
  • Energy and Climate
  • Green Building, Architecture or Construction
  • Land Stewardship
  • Landscape Architecture and Design
  • Open Space Preservation and Parks
  • Social/Environmental Justice and Equity
  • Sustainability
  • Transportation
  • Urban and Regional Planning


  • Adaptability
  • Analytical
  • Consistency
  • Empathy
  • Focus
  • Includer


My name is Lauren (she/her) and I was apart of the UM DDCSP ‘19 cohort. I graduated from Oberlin College in 2021 with a BA in Geology and Environmental Studies concentrating in Urban Sustainability. Currently, I serve as a Management Consultant working within the digital Environmental, Health & Safety, and Sustainability team for Arcadis, a global sustainable design and engineering company. My professional focus at Arcadis centers around working with clients to help implement environmental software and databases. 

Outside of my current position, I hope to continue my studies in Urban Planning, Environmental Justice, and GIS with a focus in affordable housing. My other hobbies include cooking, baking, fermenting, knitting, and a bit of ceramics.