Lauren has been part of the Association team since 2016. She has a background in horticulture, with degrees in horticulture and landscape architecture from Texas A&M and a PhD in environmental toxicology from Clemson. She has worked at several public gardens and always appreciated the opportunities the Association afforded her. Now she is able to curate and create these opportunities for others. In her spare time, she loves being in the vegetable garden, traveling, hiking, and working on DIY projects with her husband.