Lauren Schmaltz

lauren-schmaltzLauren is General Manager and oversees the on-site management of Echo a non profit foundation established on Bonaire.  Lauren completed a Bachelors in Biology and Spanish and a Masters of Environmental Studies, and is currently pursuing a Master in Public Administration with a concentration in non-profit management. In between her studies, Lauren also spent several years living overseas in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Bonaire. Lauren’s interest in environmental management, community outreach and education, and sustainable development harmonized with Sam’s growing initiatives in parrot conservation, habitat restoration, and community engagement. Since first meeting Sam on Bonaire in 2009, Lauren has been contributing the development of Echo, which ultimately led to her current role.