Lauren Berger was a Program Associate at Brighter Green from January 2013 - July 2015 and helped implement programmatic and project goals. She was formerly a Program Intern for the East African Girls' Leadership Initiative during the fall of 2012. She graduated with distinction from Barnard College, Columbia University in 2011, with a BA in English. Prior to working at Brighter Green, she spent two summers teaching at Shanti Bhavan Children's Project in Tamil Nadu, India and taught at the International Rescue Committee's Refugee Youth Summer Academy. She served as the Communications and Operations Coordinator for the U.S. Office of the Green Belt Movement from January 2013 - July 2015. She is interested in the intersection between women's rights, human rights, and climate change in the developing world, and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Business Administration at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.