About Me

Hello, and thank you for visiting my portfolio!

A quick timeline of where I’ve been:

Fall 2006 – Spring 2011: Bachelor of Science from Western Washington University. Major: Environmental Science, minor: Geographic Information Systems.  Served as president (08-09) and co-captain (09-10) of WWU’s women’s rugby team.

Summers 2008, 09, 10, 11: Breakfast cook at the famous Park Cafe in St. Mary, Montana.  Slinging pancakes and omelettes in the morning and scaling the mountains of Glacier National Park on my days off.

Spring 2011: Volunteered for Community to Community Development in Bellingham, WA.  Completed a GIS analysis of food access in Whatcom County. This project also served as the capstone for my GIS minor.

Fall 2011 – Spring 2012: GIS/Forestry intern at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Spring – Summer 2012: Rode my bicycle 3,700 miles across the USA and Canada with my dear friend, Sophie.  Link to the far less professional but much more entertaining blog we created for the trip.

Fall 2012 – Spring 2013: Conservation Projects intern for the New Jersey chapter of The Nature Conservancy.  Worked on a GIS analysis of native pollinator habitat, some sea-level rise analyses for Delaware Bay, and helped out with various tasks for a USDA grant.

Spring – Fall 2013: Crew member at Potomac Vegetable Farms, a well-established organic farm in northern Virginia.

Winter 2014: Assistant at a non-GMO micro-dairy in Denver, CO.  Milking goats by moonlight and making cheese in the wee hours. I also had a part-time off-farm job packing and delivering custom fruit boxes for a small but mighty company called Fruit Revival.

June 2014 – Current: Administrative Assistant at a small nonprofit focused on educating organic farmers in Washington state.  As typical of a small organization, my duties extend beyond the administrative realm.  Customer service, finances, IT support, graphic design, website editing, event planning, and database management are just some of my day-to-day activities.

About Me

In just a few years, my work and life experiences have become enormously varied.  I see this as an asset.  I’m incredibly flexible, I learn quickly, and I possess a level of maturity that is uncommon when compared to others my age.  Although I’ve enjoyed my time moving about the country, I am happy to be settling down in the Pacific Northwest near friends and family.  Having a community and a sense of purpose is important to me, in both my personal and professional life.

I recently enrolled in the Certificate of Accountancy program at North Seattle College.  I am excited to turn a long-standing personal interest in finance into a professional career.  Upon finishing the certificate, I will be eligible to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam.

Feel free to leave a comment here, or email me at laurenvanderlugt@gmail.com if you’d like to get in touch.

Take care,

Lauren Vanderlugt


Me and the next door neighbor's jersey cow.  Purcellville, VA 2013.

Me and Virgil, the next door neighbor’s jersey cow. Purcellville, VA 2013.



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