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Lauren Rudersdorf

Administrative Director

Lauren discovered Midwest Environmental Advocates during her time as an undergrad at UW-Madison. She applied for a volunteer position to learn more about a future that might involve law school or a non-profit career. What she discovered instead was a passion for MEA’s mission. Lauren volunteered for MEA for three years throughout her undergraduate career while pursuing a degree in Rural Sociology from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Lauren was honored to join the staff at MEA in 2014 where she works part-time. She and her husband own and operate Raleigh's Hillside Farm, a 50-member, certified-organic, Community Supported Agriculture farm south of Madison. She is enthusiastic about Wisconsin, our environment and growing our local food system. In her free time, she loves to hike, run, camp, cook and blog about food.

Lauren can be reached at advocate@midwestadvocates.org.

Before the 2017 Thanksgiving holiday, we spoke with a staff member at MEA who knows a lot about what the season means to Wisconsin farmers. Read this Q&A with Lauren on balancing a career in sustainable ag and supporting a nonprofit law center.