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Lauren Peyser

KSC Conservation Intern

KSC Conservation Intern Lauren Peyser pauses on a boulder in the middle of a freshwater stream.Lauren is a junior at Keene State College, where she is majoring in Environmental Studies. She grew up in Portsmouth, NH, but prefers lakes and mountains to the ocean. Lauren hopes to pursue her ever-growing fascination in natural sciences by continuing her education after college. She is exploring ideas for future careers, and hopes to work with the public to educate others about the importance of conservation.

She is one of four KSC students who were hired in 2018 to conduct ecological research, assist with stewardship and environmental education activities, and gain specialized training and firsthand experience with many facets of the Harris Center’s diverse conservation and education work as part of our summer conservation internship program with the KSC Environmental Studies Department.