Lauren Werner


Vice Chair, Board Member


Lauren advises the Roots Ethiopia team regarding ethical photography and tells the story of our work through images that weave dignity and joy while rendering life being lived in the areas where we work. She is also our public health expert. While raising her 5 children, Lauren is focused on public health, photography, and yoga.

Lauren studied history at Yale University and medicine at Wake Forest University and has her Masters in Public Health with a focus on health literacy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She lives in Wisconsin with her family and pursues her passions daily. You can find her photography work at Lauren Werner Photography including her images for Roots Ethiopia.

Lauren can be reached at