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Lauren B. Dachs

Retired President and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors

S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

Lauren B. Dachs is the retired president of the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation and vice chair of its Board of Directors. In addition to serving on the PPIC Water Policy Center Advisory Council, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Water Foundation. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Land Trust Alliance and the advisory council of Stanford’s Woods Institute for the Environment. She has been an advisor or board member for many environmental, education, and health organizations, including Stanford University, The Nature Conservancy of California, Children’s Hospital and Research Center, Head Royce School, the Thacher School, Lawrence Hall of Science, and the Center for Underrepresented Students in the College of Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also a founder of the Lake School, a nonprofit preschool in Oakland. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and holds a BA in psychology from Stanford University.