Lauren Bennett

Recreational Boating Program Assistant
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Oregon Sea Grant

Lauren is the Education Program Assistant working under Jenny East, Boating Outreach Coordinator, helping to conduct outreach efforts to the recreational boating community along the coast and up the Columbia River into the Portland metro area. Along with the rest of the Washington County Extension team, she is housed at the new Extension Service Education Center located in Beaverton.

She is currently working towards obtaining her master’s degree in sustainable natural resources with Oregon State University, and holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science with a minor in communication studies. She previously worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Maryland to assist farmers and landowners enroll in Farm Bill conservation programs, and also worked in marketing with her previous county’s Recreation and Parks Department.