Lauren grew up in the Chicago-land area, earned her degrees in Biology and Women’s Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and returned home for medical school at the University of Illinois. She and her partner, Nick, moved to New Orleans, Louisiana for residency training before she recognized her true desire to be surrounded by nature and others who appreciate it. Thankfully, she chanced upon a virtual pamphlet about Wenatchee in 2016, finally moving here that year and loving it ever since. She now works as a family physician at Columbia Valley Community Health.
Lauren enjoys dancing, reading, music, travelling, learning how to hobby farm, and appreciating what Mother Nature has to teach us. She also enjoys her cat, 3 dogs, and a good cheese.
Lauren is honored to be a part of the Sustainable Wenatchee board. She is passionate about “the little changes” that help our environment including decreasing single-use bags, containers and plasticware, buying green or secondhand clothing, books and other goods, and finding sustainable personal care products. These ideas all seem overwhelming at first, but they really are achievable! She can’t wait to learn and share more ideas with our wonderful community.