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Lauren Nutter

Project Manager

Lauren Nutter is a Project Manager for the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation’s (Udall Foundation) John S. McCain III National Center for Environmental Conflict Resolution (National Center). Her work is primarily focused on projects related to fresh and marine water resources as well as work with Native Nations. In her time with the National Center, Lauren has provided trainings on stakeholder engagement, interest-based negotiation, water diplomacy, and environmental collaboration. She has provided support for regional facilitation, stakeholder engagement, and Tribal engagement on ocean planning throughout the United States. She also provides direct services in conducting conflict assessments, leading process design, and facilitating collaborative/conflict resolution efforts on a range of projects.

Lauren is a 2008 alumna of the Udall Foundation’s Undergraduate Scholarship program. Prior to her work at the Udall Foundation, Lauren worked as a consultant on sustainable development projects and helped develop a young climate leaders program. In 2010-2011, Lauren was a Thomas J. Watson Fellow and independently researched youth empowerment in environmental decision making in Turkey, India, Belgium, Holland, Peru, and Argentina. From 2007-2011, Lauren worked extensively on youth engagement at the international level on climate change, and she served as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change youth focal point in 2011.

Lauren is a graduate of Tufts University Fletcher School, where she completed a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy as well as an interdisciplinary Water: Systems, Science, and Society graduate certificate. She is also a graduate of College of the Atlantic, in Bar Harbor, Maine, where she received a B.A. degree in Human Ecology.

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