Lauren Maunus

Palm City, FLUnited States of America

Lauren Maunus graduated as Valedictorian from the International Baccalaureate Program and is currently studying Environmental Studies at Brown University. Lauren is a social justice and environmental activist, working closely with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Food Recovery Network, and Fossil Free Brown to promote corporate social responsibility, human rights, and sustainability. Lauren is the co-founder of “Save the Produce,” a project that provides consumers storage tips and recipes for produce items at the point of purchase in order to prevent food waste. Lauren drafted legislation to encourage school districts to identify allergen and nutrition information for cafeterias items, influencing policy throughout Florida and the United States. She has shared her passion in a TEDx Talk, is published in “2 Billion Under 20,” and is a Soroptimist International Woman of Distinction, President's Volunteer Service Award winner, Congressional Award Gold Medalist, Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award Recipient, and Coca-Cola Scholar. Lauren was invited to present her work with "Save the Produce" at the Clinton Global Initiative University Conference.