Staff - Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River


  Lauren Foltz (She/Her) / Network Development Manager 

Lauren has found peace spending time outside since she was little but did not consider how that might translate to a career. An elective environmental course during her first year at Temple University led her to graduate with a BA in Environmental Studies and a certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). After college, Lauren gained valuable experiences in jobs ranging from data collection and mapping to environmental restoration, but she found her passion in the environmental non-profit sector. Lauren currently is Office Administrator at Lehigh Gap Nature Center and Network Development Manager at the Alliance for Watershed Education, where she feels she can make a positive difference. Lauren deeply values the connections she has made with individuals from the 22 nature centers that make up the Alliance and feels fortunate to have watched the Alliance grow and transform since she started in 2020.

Ashely Matthews (She/Her) / Education Coordinator

Ashley joined the National Wildlife Federation in 2019 to work as the Alliance for Watershed Education Coordinator.  In this role, Ashley runs AWE’s regrant program, oversees AWE’s financial management, and assists in the backbone coordination of AWE.  Ashley earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Virginia and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Prior to AWE, Ashey advocated for land conservation and managed social service nonprofits. Challenging her two boys and husband in ping pong is a common pastime for Ashley as are hiking, gardening, and running.