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Laurèn DeMates
Sustainability researcher and writer

Laurèn is a co-founder of The Sustainability Co-Op, a shared space for guidance on integrating environmental and social considerations into daily life and understanding the global context in which issues are shaped. Working with non-profit, public, and private sector organizations in the United States and Latin America, Laurèn's experience has covered areas such as social innovation, responsible investing, organizational change, and energy efficiency. Laurèn received her Master’s degree in International Affairs specializing in Environmental Policy and a regional specialization of Latin America from the University of California, San Diego and a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Sciences from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo. She is also a LEED Green Associate.