Lauren Ahkiam

Senior Research & Policy Analyst, Waste & Recycling

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Lauren Ahkiam is the Senior Research & Policy Analyst on LAANE’s Waste and Recycling campaigns. She is the author of LAANE’s recent report, Cleaning Up Waste and Recycling Management and Securing the Benefits: A Blueprint for Cities, the culmination of years of research conducted in support of LA’s new waste and recycling system. She has a background in environmental justice, community planning, and advocacy. Lauren has also fed penguins, worked front-of-house for a theater, stocked groceries, painted murals and planted trees in Pacoima, helped build a strawbale house, and sold tea on the Hove/London Victoria train.