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Lauren Kickham

Lauren Kickham is a Director of Philanthropy at Vulcan Inc, Paul G. Allen’s private company, where she combines her love of engineering, business and development to catalyze positive change in the world.  At Vulcan, she’s managed major initiatives such as the Great Elephant Census and started our impact investing practice focused on last mile infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). 

Prior to Vulcan, Lauren was an Executive for private fund managers investing patient capital into clean energy infrastructure and smallholder agriculture in SSA. Before that, she worked for George Roberts Enterprise Development Fund (REDF) in San Francisco, and was a management consultant. She has an MBA from the University of Oxford and a B.Eng. from Duke University.