Comité de Patrocinadores y Recaudación de Fondos

Lauren Gates | Chair

Event Coordinator, American Ornithological Society
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.


Sponsors & Fundraising Committee Volunteers

Natasha Atkins
Carlos Andrés Rodríguez Gómez
David La Puma
Keisha Miller
Terry Root
Lisa Sorenson
Mike Webster
Jennifer Wheeler

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