Lauran M.Sturm works with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and teaches environmental law at Tennessee Technological University. Before joining state government, Lauran was an associate with Stites &Harbison, PLLC in Louisville, Kentucky, and an associate and partner withWaller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP in Nashville. Lauran has been activelyinvolved in the Section since 2008 and currently serves on Council. She previously served as co-chair of the Air Quality committee and chair of the Special Committee on Newsletters. She was recognized as a 2014 “Rising Star” in Environmental Law by Mid-South Super Lawyers. Lauran graduated magna cum laude from the University ofNotre Dame and Indiana University Maurer School of Law.