Lauren Garrott, is a planner who has experience in urban planning and park planning. She joined Shockey in 2015 after working as a Park Planning Intern in Fairfax County, Virginia and Urban Planning Intern at BNIM. Lauren has a master’s in Regional and Community Planning from Kansas State University. During her research she studied the barriers to physical activity for minority women in neighborhood parks. She received the Marsha Ritzdorf Award for Best Student Work on Diversity, Social Justice and the Role of Women in Planning in 2014 and presented her research at the ACSP Annual Conference. Lauren enjoys running, yoga, cooking and traveling. She is a self-proclaimed foodie, but to some she’s a food snob. She enjoys trying new recipes in her free time.