Lauren

Newton

MAS '16

Responsible Sourcing Analyst

Burt's Bees

I am a committed corporate social responsibility and sustainability professional. I drive strategies that align business and environmental stewardship to achieve fiscal, social and environmental benefit. From zero waste to responsible sourcing, my expertise in creating business value through sustainable practice is comprehensive, context-specific and reinforced with the grit of an athlete.

A champion of resilience and efficiency, I am often called upon to troubleshoot problems and find appropriate solutions quickly. My natural curiosity for new information complements my inclination to spearhead new initiatives and to distill complex ideas into articulate and instructive formats for broad audiences. Frequently described as a bridge builder, I draw on experiences working internationally to bring cultural competency to all of my endeavors. 

I hold an M.A. in Sustainability, Summa cum laude, from Wake Forest University and a LEED-Green Associate accreditation.

EDUCATION

Pursuing a MA in Sustainability at Wake Forest University (2019 – 2020)


B.A. in Biology at Wake Forest University (2014 – 2018)

EXPERIENCE

Fellow
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
Jul 2019 – Present

Environmental Programs Assistant (PTRC), CTNC AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps
Jul 2018 – Jun 2019

Waste Reduction Intern
Wake Forest University Office of Sustainability
Jan 2018 – Aug 2018

Student Assistant
Wake Forest University Music Department
Aug 2014 – Aug 2018

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