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*Lauren Oates, The Nature Conservancy, member with expertise in the design and implementation of programs to increase resilience to and respond to natural disasters resulting from climate change

Submitted by matt.stirnweis… on Tue, 08/24/2021 - 11:54

Lauren’s work at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) focuses primarily on elevating nature’s role in both adapting to and mitigating climate change. Prior to her policy work at TNC, Lauren spent six years with the State of Vermont managing the State’s primary climate adaptation program, focused on increasing the resilience of our communities and natural systems in the face of a changing climate. After completing her master’s degree, where she studied microbiological means to decrease greenhouse gas emissions, she came to Vermont to assist the Town of Waterbury with their post-Irene flood recovery efforts. Lauren is passionate about protecting the natural world and building a more sustainable future for all Vermonters.