Lauren Kendrick is an assistant policy analyst at RAND and a doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Kendrick has a B.S. in applied physics from the California Institute of Technology. She also studied at the Niels Bohr Institute and the Danish Technical University in Denmark. After graduating, she worked on graphene fabrication as a research assistant in the Yeh Condensed Matter Group at Caltech. Her interests include waste management policy, technology and innovation, alternative energy sources, and climate and resource management.