Lauren Ahkiam

Senior Research & Policy Analyst, Waste & Recycling

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Lauren is the Senior Research & Policy Analyst on  LAANE’s Waste and Recycling campaigns. Prior to joining LAANE in 2012, she worked at Pacoima Beautiful, a member-driven environmental health and justice nonprofit. She led their research and policy work and represented the organization on the DWLA Coalition. She also led PB’s participatory planning, infrastructure advocacy, and popular education efforts. She has a Master’s in Urban Planning from UCLA, where her research included equitable development, design and land use. Originally from the Lone Star state, she has fallen for LA’s residents, murals, palm trees, and tacos.