Lauren graduated from the University of Exeter in 2011 with a BSc (Hons) in Physical Geography. Following graduation, Lauren moved to Southampton to join the Channel Coastal Observatory (CCO) as a Coastal Process Scientist. Lauren worked at the CCO for 5 years whilst studying for an MSc in Coastal Engineering part-time at the University of Southampton. Her previous role was as a Graduate Coastal Engineer at New Forest District Council, undertaking a range of coastal management projects along the stunning New Forest coastline. Lauren joined Coastal Partners Capital Team to gain a wider base of engineering knowledge and experience, with preference for upcoming Capital Schemes. Lauren is also a Chartered Geographer (Geomorphology) and working towards Chartered Engineer status.