Lauren Greenlee’s water-related research and inventions have earned her national recognition—find out what brought this brilliant mind to Northwest Arkansas and, better yet, what’s keeping her here.
TITLE: Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas
Where did you grow up? How did you end up in Northwest Arkansas?
I was born in North Carolina but mostly grew up about 45 minutes west of Philadelphia. When I was growing up, it was mostly farmland, so living here I think reminds me of home. I had an offer to join the chemical engineering department at the University of Arkansas in 2015 as an assistant professor. I really loved the people I met – the campus, the feel of the town – and it was a great opportunity for the next step in my career.
Describe NW Arkansas in Four Words
”Woods, trails, arts and community.Lauren Greenlee