Lauren Rhodes

Lauren Rhodes is a second year Master of Urban and Regional Planning and Master of Public Affairs double degree student. After graduating from Oberlin College in 2017 with a BA in Environmental Studies, Lauren worked on federal energy policy projects in D.C., residential energy efficiency program implementation in Wisconsin, and energy efficiency program evaluation research projects across the country.

As a graduate student, Lauren is interested in the intersection of planning and public policy, supporting community health through planning, and diversity and equity and inclusion and access in the planning process. She worked as a project assistant on at the La Follette School of Public Affairs on social factors leading to health outcomes, and currently works at the Division of Extension Community Development Institute supporting food entrepreneurs.