Having worked as the Director of Watershed Protection Program at the Trust since 2017, Lauren is responsible for creating and building the Watershed Department into what it is today! With the help of her Co-ops and Conservation Associates, she oversees important research in the 190+ miles of streams in our focus area, including the headwaters of Ridley, Crum, and Darby Creeks, to understand how to protect freshwater resources and ensure clean, safe water for all. She has a Bachelor of Science from Ursinus College where she focused her independent research project on the impact fracking has on macroinvertebrate populations, and a Masters of Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania where she studied the aquatic macroinvertebrates with Stroud Water Research Center. Out of the water, Lauren enjoys cycling and hiking, as well as quilting, knitting, and crocheting.
Lauren's favorite part about working at Willistown Conservation Trust?
Being surrounded by experts in different fields! I love that every meeting with staff leaves me feeling that I have learned something new or have a stronger understanding of the different disciplines that all work together at the Trust.