BOSTON, MA — In May, Lauren Aragon joined NELC’s Boston office as the organization’s new paralegal and office administrator.

Lauren comes to NELC from U.S. PIRG, a nonprofit advocacy group for the public interest, where she worked on a variety of transportation-focused issues such as a campaign advocating that Volkswagen settlement funds be used to electrify our transportation system.

Lauren is a 2015 graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where she completed her master’s in international economics and development, as well as B.A.s in international studies and economics. While at college, she interned at the Oklahoma State Senate, the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs,and the Heritage Foundation, while also being involved in the university’s student government legislative branch. These experiences led to Lauren’s decision to join the team at NELC.

“I love the work that NELC does to keep both companies and state environmental agencies accountable to the residents they’re supposed to protect,” said Aragon. “We need to ensure everyone is aware that breaking the law is unacceptable and that someone will protect citizens’ rights to clean water and clean air.”