Lauren first joined the Association as a staff member in 2016. Lauren's interest in public gardens began during her undergraduate days when she first visited the Dallas Arboretum and joined the Association as a member. The Association provided Lauren so much in terms of networking, leadership, and knowledge and she is eager to communicate this opportunity to others.
Lauren holds a PhD in Environmental Toxicology from Clemson University after receiving a dual degree Bachelors in Landscape Architecture and Horticulture and a Masters in Horticulture from Texas A&M University. Lauren has also participated in internships at Moore Farms Botanical Garden and Longwood Gardens.