Lauren Kendrick

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Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


B.S. in applied physics, California Institute of Technology


Lauren Kendrick is an assistant policy researcher 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.  At RAND, she has worked on cyber security and climate change projects.  Her interests include agricultural pollution and waste management policy, technology and innovation, alternative energy sources, and climate and resource management.

Recent Projects

  • Mid-Atlantic Consortium for Climate Assessment and Decision Support (MACCADS)
  • Climate Risk Management Strategies
  • Master Plan for Jamaica Bay
  • CLARA Production Runs
  • Early Childhood Investments

Selected Publications

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Honors & Awards

  • John M. Cazier Dissertation Award in Sustainability, Pardee RAND Graduate School
  • Doris Dong Dissertation Award, Pardee RAND Graduate School
  • Anne and James Rothenberg Dissertation Award, Pardee RAND Graduate School