Comité de Eventos Sociales y Networking

Lauren Gates | Chair

Event Coordinator, AOS
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Lauren joined AOS in March 2021, after moving from Atlanta to Chicago. She has been in the nonprofit world for more than 10 years and is extremely passionate about wildlife and environmental conservation. Before joining AOS, she spent the past eight years working as an event specialist for Zoo Atlanta, where she was responsible for coordinating all large-scale, signature events. Her event planning experience spans everything from Broadway theater conventions to beer festivals to traditional naming celebrations for both sets of Zoo Atlanta’s twin Giant panda cubs.


Social Events & Networking Committee Volunteers

Carlos Andrés Rodríguez Gómez
CP Harikrishnan
Maggie MacPherson
Keisha Miller
Angela Ramsey
Kate Wallace

Special thanks to our conference supporters