Director, Our Water LA
Lauren Ahkiam is the Director on LAANE’s Our Water LA campaign. She was previously the Senior Research & Policy Analyst on LAANE’s Waste and Recycling campaigns, and authored the report, Cleaning Up Waste and Recycling Management and Securing the Benefits: A Blueprint for Cities, which culminated 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.