Lauren Sadowski is a Master’s of Environmental Management student at the Yale School of the Environment where she is focusing on understanding underlying causes of human-wildlife conflicts at a community-based level. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 2017 with a BS in Environmental Studies and Wildlife Biology. Since then, she’s been working as an ecology teacher at Mass Audubon and a community conservationist in Botswana. Through her research she seeks to develop more equitable conservation practices by understanding governance issues. She loves to ski and has been instructing for the past decade in Vermont.