Lauren Choplin is the NhRP’s Communications Director. She received an M.A. in English from Rutgers University in 2014, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama in 2010, and a B.A. in English with a minor in International Relations from the University of Southern California in 2004. In graduate school, Lauren’s research focused on nonhuman animal studies, ecocriticism, narrative empathy, anti-war writing, and theories of resistance and social change.