Lauren Beatty is the Education Coordinator for WAVE Foundation. Lauren earned her B.A. in Anthropology from Georgia State University focusing on archaeology and cultural studies, and began her career at Cincinnati Museum Center in 2013 in the Museum of Natural History & Science. Joining the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden as a part time educator changed the course of her career when she discovered her true purpose in inspiring people to conserve wild life. To follow that dream, Lauren took on the role of Senior Environmental Educator at Georgia Aquarium, soaking in all she could before joining WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium. An educator with eight years of experience, Lauren has also served as public relations chair for the Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition, become certified as a Cincinnati Tourism Ambassador, and joined the National Association for Interpretation. Lauren is dedicated to connecting people to animals and empowering them with tools to make a difference. In her free time, Lauren enjoys running for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, leading brewery tours of Over the Rhine, and spending time with her family- including a dog, 2 cats, and 2 snakes!