Lauren Wyman graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University in 2014 with a degree in ecology and evolutionary biology. Her senior thesis focused on the impact of a randomized controlled lizard invasion on spider populations on small Bahamian islands. After graduation, Lauren received a Princeton in Latin America fellowship to work at the UN World Food Program (WFP) in Panama, where she supported food assistance programs in Central America and spearheaded an urban programming campaign. Lauren then joined WFP’s office in Bogotá, Colombia, where she served as the climate change and resilience focal point. During that time, she managed a $200,000 emergency preparedness response fund to build government capacities to respond to El Niño and La Niña. Lauren developed adaptation projects with indigenous and Afro-Colombian populations along the Colombia-Ecuador border and wrote a climate change and resilience strategy for the organization, which will frame future environmental initiatives. At Yale, Lauren hopes to continue to explore the relationship between the environment and development and how to incentivize the private sector to invest in humanitarian affairs.