Lauren Simonis

Lauren Simonis

Lauren is the Lead on Special Projects for Flame Tree Initiative. She holds a Master's degree in Development Practice from the University of Arizona and has experience working in Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, and Cambodia. She specializes in leadership development, social entrepreneurship, and the interrelated challenges of the global development field with particular interest in women and girls empowerment. 

She currently lives in Portugal with her partner and their dog, Molly. When not at work, Lauren can be found teaching aerial yoga or planning for her next cozy, rainy day. 

contact: lauren@flametreeinitiative.org