Lauren leads the Elemental Excelerator’s communications team and also handles visual design, this includes developing and executing the organization’s outreach and brand strategy.

Lauren started as a R.I.S.E. (Rewarding Internships for Sustainable Employment) intern just as the Elemental Excelerator was taking shape in 2012. After graduating from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a degree in marketing, she joined the team full time. Lauren also worked in the marketing department of Sopogy, a Hawaii-based solar thermal startup.

Outside of the office, she enjoys playing volleyball, spending time with family, and enjoying the beauty of living in Hawaii. She also writes a column on energy and innovation for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.