Lauren A. Ressler
Lauren is a junior environmental studies major with public affairs and Spanish minors at Seattle University. She is passionate about youth empowerment and environmental advocacy. Following these passions, she is currently the Washington State Coordinator for a national campaign called Show Me Democracy calling for the passage of federal climate legislation as well as a youth organizer for the Sierra Student Coalition. She draws motivation and inspiration for this work from the communities she met all across Ecuador in the fall of 2009 who, in the face of injustice, have found strength in solidarity.