Lauren Mechak

Lauren Mechak

Lauren Mechak is a first year Master of Environmental Management candidate (2018) at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, with a concentration in Environmental Economics and Policy.  Before coming to Duke, she worked as a population biologist at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago building quantitative population models examining the demographic and genetic sustainability of the animals held in U.S. zoos and aquariums. During her time working at the zoo, she discovered her passion for using quantitative results to inform management decisions, and bridging the gaps between scientists and decision makers. Lauren is currently focusing her studies on climate change science, economics, and policy. After graduating from Duke University, Lauren hopes to work domestically on climate change mitigation policy to ensure decisions are made using the best available science.

Graduation Date

May 2018