Lauren Stoneburner

Master of Environmental Management , Forestry & Environmental Studies , 2019

Lauren Stoneburner is pursuing a Master of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She is interested in ecological conservation in urban areas, where she sees the potential to both protect ecosystem functioning and promote opportunities for people to connect with nature. In her work with CBEY, she researches the value that natural infrastructure provides in urban areas and is working to identify opportunities for further investment in natural areas along the urban-rural continuum. Lauren holds a B.S. in Environmental Studies and a B.A. in Human Evolutionary Biology from the University of Southern California, and she worked for the National Audubon Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, and American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C. before moving to New Haven. She is originally from Los Angeles, California and enjoys bird watching and knitting in her free time.

Tapping into Public Health Dollars to Restore Urban Forests