Lauren directs Blue Planet Foundation’s clean transportation programs and serves as the Clean Cities Coordinator for the Sustainable Transportation Coalition of Hawai’i (STCH). In her role, Lauren educates local leaders, policymakers, and the public about clean transportation, and directs a portfolio of projects and initiatives intended to break down barriers to clean transportation across the state. She is Blue Planet Foundation’s voice for increased clean transportation infrastructure, transformative clean transportation policies, and more sustainable personal transportation choices in Hawaii.
Lauren has a master’s degree in Global Leadership and Sustainable Development from Hawaii Pacific University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a certificate in African Studies. She is a member of Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE).
Lauren’s graduate school research identified and assessed the networks that exist to support small-scale agriculture in Hawaii. While working on her degree, she interned with local organizations including Hawaii Green Growth, Ulupono Initiative, and Blue Planet Foundation on a variety of projects related to sustainable agriculture, clean energy, and clean transportation.
Back in Wisconsin, Lauren has a female cat named Justin who enjoys cross-country road trips.
“I am consistently inspired by the creativity and dedication of our team. I look forward everyday to knowing that the experiences and knowledge I gain will help me become a stronger clean energy advocate and practitioner in the future.”