Lauren Graves

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Education & Communications Associate

My name is Lauren Graves, and I am a 22-year-old Marshall, Wisconsin native with a passion for running, popcorn, and sustainability. My environmental background began when I studied abroad in Costa Rica, where I had the opportunity to take environmental studies courses for the first time. Inspired by that experience, I returned to the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire and created a personalized degree in Sustainability and Global Environment that allowed me to study society, environment, and mindful change. During my time at the university, I completed coursework and applied research in the areas of climate change, land management, and sustainability. I consider myself an outdoor enthusiast and a life-long learner, and I aspire to one day combine these qualities and work in a university setting as either a sustainability coordinator or a professor of environmental studies.