Lauren Brown Hornor has been drawn to water ever since she was a little girl, hunting for shells on the Florida beaches where she grew up. Channeling her love of water, pursued a career in environmental law and provided legal support and guidance to Waterkeeper organizations located across the country while working as an attorney with Waterkeeper Alliance in New York.
After launching Fraser Riverkeeper in 2007 and serving as the Executive Director of Fraser Riverkeeper for 11 years, Lauren moved to the role of Strategic Partnership Lead with Swim Drink Fish Canada. Lauren co-founded Miami Waterkeeper in 2010 and served as its Board Chair for 10 years. Lauren's commitment to clean water was recognized at the 2016 Waterkeeper Gala in Toronto as one of twelve Swim Drink Fish Ambassadors in 2016, and Lauren was named a 2019 YWCA Women of Distinction Award Recipient for Environmental Sustainability in Vancouver.