As the Manager of Energy, Lauren oversees the daily management of the Regional Energy Innovation Clusters Grant and assists in the development of energy initiatives and programming within the Market Transformation Pillar. Before joining LACI, Lauren worked in administrative affairs and operational management at Columbia University. Prior to that, Lauren championed a collaborative grant program and oversaw the project management awarded projects at Houston Wilderness, successfully securing over $1M in funding. Lauren holds an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston focused on Environmental Sciences & Systems. Lauren enjoys birding and hiking in her free time.