Lauren Garcia Chance has served as Communications Assistant since 2016. Lauren's interest in public gardens began during her undergraduate days when she first visited the Dallas Arboretum. The American Public Garden Association has provided Lauren so much in terms of networking, leadership, and knowledge and she is eager to communicate these opportunities to others.
Lauren works part-time and remotely as she completes her PhD at Clemson University. She enjoys fixing up her 1900 home, hiking, and weekend travels with her husband and two dogs in her spare time.