Lauren has always had an appreciation for water, feeling most at home on oceans and lakes, or along their shores. While she once thought she’d be working with whales, deadly water messaging was the next best thing.

With a background in Psychology (BA, 2010), Philosophy (BA, 2014), and Sustainability Management (MES, 2017), Lauren is currently researching the intersection of sustainable water solutions, gender equity, and mortality salience for her PhD (ABD, SERS, University of Waterloo). She aims to identify how changing the way we frame water problems could help improve both gender equity among decision-makers and environmental outcomes. When she's not reading about existential dread or adding to her skull collection, Lauren can be found in the great outdoors with her wife or with their rescued pets – or both!