2013 Scholar

Lauren E. Eckert
University of Notre Dame

Lauren E. Eckert
Raised in both California and the Midwest, Lauren Eckert is passionate about experiencing, appreciating, and conserving wild places. As an environmental science major with minors in anthropology and Portuguese at the University of Notre Dame, she has taken part in fascinating research projects including fox conservation in Colorado, food chain implications in the Great Salt Lake, invasive species control in the upper peninsula of Michigan, and, recently, Muriqui monkey conservation in the rainforests of Brazil. Lauren plans to pursue a Ph.D. and career in world-wide biodiversity conservation, and takes great joy and encouragement in passionate colleagues and the beauty of nature.

How can you describe a weekend of student leaders from across the U.S. with an intense passion to change the world? The Orientation was a phenomenal experience to meet and build connections that I'm sure will last a lifetime.

Emily Bacha, 2009 Udall Scholar


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