Lauren Welch

Mackenzie Fellow

Lauren Welch is an Arizona native who grew up in Prescott, Arizona and received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Arizona State University. She enjoys all sorts of outdoors activities such as camping, hiking, birding, and photography. During her time at ASU she developed a strong interest in conservation, with a focus on balancing the needs of humans and nature in our urban ecosystems such as cities. Her goal is to help cities become more wildlife friendly in their design through means of conservation education. She believes that exposure to natural places and fostering excitement for all types of life is what inspires the next generation of naturalists and conservationists.