Lauren currently works as an economist at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, with a focus on western energy markets. She was previously an ORISE fellow in the US Forest Service’s water and fisheries program in the Washington, DC office. Prior to attending the Nicholas School, Lauren was an environmental consultant in Los Angeles, CA. She is a native of San Diego, CA and currently lives in DC with her husband Kris (Duke MEM/MPP ‘13) and their two very friendly cats.