Associate Policy Advisor, Climate and Energy Team
With a unique background in meteorology, sustainable development and international climate policy, Lauren is passionate about bridging these often-siloed spaces to address the climate crisis.
At Oxfam America, Lauren focuses on US leadership in international climate policy and diplomacy. Her work includes building coalitions at the nexus of domestic and international climate policy, advocating for climate policies grounded in global justice and engaging with the Biden Administration and Congress. She leads Oxfam America’s climate finance work, advocating for scaled up finance to support developing countries hit hardest by the climate crisis and also covers policy issues related to adaptation, loss and damage and climate migration and displacement. She has been featured on NPR’s Marketplace podcast and quoted in a number of media publications.
Before joining Oxfam in 2019, Lauren served as a Peace Corps Food Security Volunteer in Nepal. She previously interned at the Green Climate Fund where she worked hydrometeorological projects and completed a work placement at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change where she worked with the Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage. She holds a BS in Meteorology and a BS in Geography from Florida State University as well as a MS in Climate Change and International Development from the University of East Anglia.