Lauren Campbell, Economist
Education: University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. Economics & International Studies 2003 | Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment, M.E.M. Environmental Management & Economics 2011
Joined the FERC: September 2013
What is your favorite part about working for the Commission?
“My favorite part of working at the Commission is my smart, talented, and enthusiastic colleagues. We are constantly faced with challenging technical problems to solve and I am grateful that there are so many great people to collaborate with and learn from. I also appreciate that the Commission offers a diverse array of trainings that allow me to learn about topics that I do not necessarily have a background in.”
How do you believe your academic studies helped prepare you for a career at FERC?
“Much of my work at the Commission involves analyzing and synthesizing economic, technical, and legal information for the preparation of orders and memos. My academic studies in economics provided me with a solid foundation in economic theory and data analysis. In addition, I took numerous writing-intensive courses, which turned out to be invaluable experience. I am also thankful that my graduate school curriculum covered environmental economics, law, and policy analysis, all of which were useful preparation for a career at the Commission.”