Dr. Lauren Snyder joined G&A Institute in May 2022 as a Sustainability Analyst. She previously worked at the United Nations Global Compact Environment and Climate team where she launched a high-level external newsletter to promote corporate engagement on all aspects of climate change. Dr. Snyder also co-led with Accenture on the CEO Study on Sustainability “Climate Leadership in the Eleventh Hour.” She also worked with the Weissman Center for International Business at Baruch College as a Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Analyst. Before assuming this role, she worked in the non-profit and corporate sectors for organizations including Catholic Charities Community Services and J.P. Morgan Chase in the areas of Development and Communications.
A native of South Korea, Dr. Snyder came to the U.S. as a child. She obtained her B.A. in German Literature and Linguistics from New York University and lived in Germany and Sweden for two years as a part of her undergraduate studies. Lauren also holds a master’s and Ph.D. in International Relations from the London School of Economics. Her doctoral thesis case study focused on the Oslo Peace Process between Israeli and Palestinians and the roles communicative theories play in informing conflict resolution practices.
Dr. Snyder also holds a master’s degree in Public Administration and Sustainability from the Marxe School of International Affairs and Public Administration at Baruch College.
Dr. Snyder resides in New York City and enjoys time spending with her daughter. She also enjoys singing, theater and tennis. Although Dr. Snyder is legally blind, her disability does not stop her from achieving her goals.