Lauren covers environment, water, and energy for KQED, the NPR station in San Francisco. As part of her day job, she has scaled Sierra Nevada peaks, run from charging elephant seals, and desperately tried to get her sea legs - all in pursuit of good radio. She has done in-depth coverage of renewable energy, fracking in California and the policy and politics of the state's perennial water shortages.

Lauren has been recognized by the Society of Environmental Journalists and the National Edward R. Murrow Awards, is a recipient of the Harold Gilliam Award for Excellence in Environmental Reporting, and was a fellow at Stanford University's Bill Lane Center for the American West. Her work has appeared on Marketplace, PRI's The World, Living on Earth, and Science Friday and she is also a regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

You can find her latest work here on KQED or here on NPR.