Lauren has been a long time environmental activist with particular focus on land conservation and sustainably-produced food. She serves on the board of Family Farmed, a Chicago-based organization with a mission to put good food on every table, is a member of the executive committee for the Good Food Business Accelerator and was Chair on the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission for two years.
She joined the board of the Driftless Area Land Conservancy in 2014, serving on the Finance, Land Conservation and Accreditation committees. To create awareness and generate support for DALC’s work, Lauren is organizing a group of Chicago region residents who own land in the Driftless Area.
She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law and Northwestern University. Lauren and her family have enjoyed their home and land in the Driftless Area in Arena Township for almost 20 years and are fully engaged in the battle to fight back invasive plants and create quality habitat for native species.