Lauren Mullenbach


Dr. Lauren Mullenbach is the Research Coordinator for Michigan Sea Grant, and also holds an appointment as an Assistant Research Scientist in the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor in Geography & Environmental Sustainability and affiliate faculty in Regional + City Planning at the University of Oklahoma. Her research agenda explores urban environmental justice issues, focused primarily on green spaces and climate change adaptation. 

Lauren holds a Ph.D. in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management & Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment from Penn State; an M.S. in Forest Resources from the University of Georgia; and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Georgia. 

Lauren has run seven marathons, and can frequently be found running, painting, reading, playing with her two cats, or cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs.

Lauren Mullenbach

Lauren Mullenbach

Research Program Manager

Pronouns: she/her

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