Lauren Sanchez, International Policy Director, California Air Resources Board
Lauren Sanchez is an international climate policy professional – with a decade of experience working on climate change issues from governmental, private sector and non-profit perspectives. Most recently, Lauren served on the Paris Agreement negotiating team with President Obama’s State Department. In this role, she successfully gained agreement from over 190 countries on mitigation and capacity-building issues, in addition to leading the Department’s climate engagement in the Middle East and through the G7 and G20 processes. She currently works as International Policy Director in Chair Mary Nichols’ Office at the California Air Resources Board. Lauren graduated from Middlebury College in 2011 with degrees in Environmental Studies and Biology. She is a Fulbright Scholar and holds a Masters degree in Environmental Management from Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.