Meet the Conservation Team

Lauren Campbell, Conservation Manager

Hailing from the East Coast, Lauren knew by the age of 10 that she wanted to be a Marine Biologist.  Following her dream, she headed to the University of Miami (FL) where she double majored in Marine Science and Biology.  While intrigued by the ocean's mysteries, the turning point for Lauren's career came when she began to realize just how much of the ocean and coastal areas are threatened.  Interested in becoming a part of the solution, Lauren joined local environmental action groups and by her Senior year was President of U.M.'s Surfrider campus chapter and a member of the Campus Green initiative.  Lauren then moved to California where she obtained her Master of Environmental Science and Management from the University of California, Santa Barbara, concentrating in Coastal Marine Resource Management and Conservation Planning.  After graduation,  Lauren took a leap of faith and moved to Maui, accepting a job as a Marine Naturalist aboard Pacific Whale Foundation's Eco-Cruises. After a year onboard the vessels, she was itching to expand her contribution to Maui's marine environment, and accepted the position of Conservation Manager in 2012.  As Conservation Manager, Lauren works to develop and execute Pacific Whale Foundation's conservation programs, from ensuring a "green" vessel operation, to saving whales and coral reefs.  She remains active in the local conservation community, and is most content under the water or on top of the waves.  She also remains indebted to the many interns, volunteers and PWF Naturalists who continue to keep the conservation departments' wheels turning!


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