Lauren E. Eckert
University of Notre Dame
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.