Lauren received her B.S. in biology with an emphasis in ecology from the University of Montana, Missoula. As a student she gained experience in the field, participating in ecological research ranging from tracking Clark’s nutcrackers and monitoring bird behavior to climbing to the tops of whitebark pine trees to gather pinecones for analysis. After graduating, Lauren worked as a lab and field technician for professors in the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Montana.
Lauren is a restoration research assistant at MPG Ranch. Her current focus is on experiments to reestablish native plants at the Ranch.