Environmental Health Research

Lauren Burk

Laboratory Technician

Lauren began her career with Mote Marine Laboratory in February 2023 as a Laboratory Technician for the Environmental Health Research Program. She previously completed two internships with the department. As a Colorado native, Lauren wanted to make a positive impact on the world's oceans and moved to Florida to pursue a degree from the University of South Florida. In May 2022, Lauren graduated with her BSc. in Marine Biology. Currently, she assists the Environmental Health Research team with maintaining the Beach Conditions Reporting System, researching environmental concerns, and aiding the development of Florida red tide mitigation and tracking technologies. Lauren also conducts community outreach to increase engagement in community science. She collaborates with other departments studying harmful algal blooms and assists with Florida red tide research projects.


B.S. in Marine Biology, University of South Florida