Lauren Thomas is currently completing a dual Masters degree in Public Policy and Global Affairs with the Paris Institute of Political Studies in France and the University of Toronto in Canada, where she was born. Her studies focus on energy and environmental policy. Previously, Lauren worked at the Parliament of Canada as a Research Assistant to a Senator where she took the lead on conducting research and preparing briefs for the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee. Lauren holds a B.A. in Political Science and History from Carleton University based in Ottawa, Canada.