West Coast Political Director
Areas of expertise: Environmental policy
Lauren Faber brings to EDF the ability to craft successful program strategies, identify and establish constructive partnerships, and deploy high-level experts and political figures on key themes.
Ms. Faber's work at EDF will focus on building support with business and governmental leaders to advance key policies in the areas of climate, energy, oceans, land, water and wildlife.
Ms. Faber joins EDF from the California Environmental Protection Agency, where she was appointed as the Assistant Secretary for Climate Change Programs in February 2010. At the California EPA, Lauren focused on the design and implementation of California’s landmark Global Warming Solutions Act that EDF cosponsored in 2006.
Prior to her work at the EPA, Lauren served as senior director for Lighthouse Consulting Group, where she advised on comprehensive climate change and energy strategies for domestic and international companies, and non-government organizations, and in particular, the U.S. Climate Action Partnership.
Lauren also served over four years at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C. as the Senior Policy Advisor for climate change and energy, and is an Aspen Institute Catto Fellow for environmental leadership.
- Masters in Climate and Society, Columbia University, 2005
- Bachelor of Science in Earth Systems; Minor, Economics, Stanford University, 2004