Lauren Carson is an Aquidneck Island resident since 1986. Lauren has a Master’s of Business Administration, University of Rhode Island, 1992, majoring in Organizational Management and Strategic Planning; and a Masters of Art in History, University of Rhode Island, 2008, majoring in Medieval and Renaissance History. She is also trained in leadership development, management and fundraising in non-profit organizations, and community participation in a wide variety of organizations.
Lauren is serving her first term as State Representative for Newport, RI House District 75. Lauren serves on the RI House Oversight Committee and the House Small Business Committee and is Chairing a House Study Commission on Tourism and a RI House Study Commission on the Economic Impact of Flooding and Sea Rise.
Lauren is also a member of the Newport Energy and Environment Commission. Lauren has been employed by Clean Water Action from 1985-1992 serving both as New Jersey State Director and National Program staff; and from 2011 – current as Rhode Island Campaign Organizer. Her program work has focused in the areas of sustainability and waste management issues, climate change and sea rise and green infrastructure installations in urban environments.
Additionally, Lauren was self-employed from 1986 – 2010 in Newport. She served as CEO in a Newport bed and breakfast and a RI data management company. Lauren lives in the historic Point neighborhood of Newport and has one grown son; she enjoys a healthy lifestyle, independent filmmaking, studying Spanish, researching history, and the friendships and lifestyle living in Newport have afforded her.