Lauren E. Mullenbach is a Ph.D. candidate in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management and the dual-title program Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment at Penn State. Her research interests are primarily in issues related to urban parks and public spaces, with a focus on equity and environmental justice. She will complete her Ph.D. in spring 2020, and will be on the job market in the 2019-2020 cycle.
She holds an M.S. in Forest Resources from the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia. Her thesis assessed the effects of environmental education on sustainable behaviors and attitudes of UGA student-athletes. She also holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Georgia.
She has worked previously as the project coordinator for a lake restoration project at the University of Georgia, was the Curriculum Intern for the Office of Sustainability at the University of Georgia, and has been a tutor in math and science for middle- and high-school students. Lauren has run five marathons, and can be frequently found running, biking, painting, or cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs.