Originally from Ventura, Lauren is a graduate from UC Santa Cruz with a BS in Film Arts with Production and Sociology. She began working for Save The Waves in 2014 as a local events volunteer with the UC group Sea Slugs, which she co-founded, later joining the office staff as an intern.
Lauren was then brought as a Coordinator to run the backend of the #LobosPorSiempre campaign that launched in April 2015 in partnership with Patagonia to protect Punta de Lobos in Chile. Since then, she has remained a consistent part of the Save The Waves team. She has long moved on from the campaigns coordinator position to run the entire communications and marketing front for the organization – from social media and marketing, storytelling content and website design, graphic and print production, to aiding internationally branded campaigns through the Endangered Waves program.
Building on the last five years of experience at Save The Waves, Lauren continues to aid the team’s massive conservation efforts as Communications Manager.