Lauren Yarmuth

Lauren Yarmuth is the Executive Director of Stone Barns Center. Trained as an architect, but seasoned as an entrepreneur, her approach to change is grounded in the principles of regeneration with an emphasis on global food systems.

Lauren is a systems-thinker with a bent for bringing together diverse stakeholders, and designing for widely beneficial outcomes. Before joining Stone Barns Center, Lauren served as Director of Circular Economy at IDEO where her work centered around the role of design in addressing issues such as waste, human behaviors, and business innovation. 

Prior to IDEO Lauren co-founded YR&G (now WSP), a prominent global sustainability consultancy, which she ran for nearly a decade. She also served as faculty at Columbia University, where she taught a masters-level course on sustainable technologies. Lauren is a passionate educator and public speaker known for energizing a room as she explores provocative and varying ideas in an effort to make them real and personal. Lauren holds a degree in architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design.