Lauren began working for the Trust in 2019 as an Education Intern after spending two years working with residential outdoor camps in California. She fell in love with the Trust’s mission and found even more ways to get involved. While getting her teaching credential, she continued running field trips and developing weekend programs. For the last three summers, she worked as the Young Explorers Summer Camp Director and River Tours Guide. After spending the 2020-2021 school year teaching 4th grade, she returned to the Trust to continue working toward her goals as an outdoor educator. Today, Lauren works as a Programs Facilitator, River Tours Guide, and Young Explorers Director. When not working, Lauren loves to hike, camp, backpack, run, kayak, spend time with her dogs, and read. She is thankful to be a part of the River Parkway Trust and to have the opportunity to develop exciting, new programs for the community on the San Joaquin River!