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St. Julian’s Crossing Wildlife Habitat exists to educate about pollinators, their conservation, and the urban wildscapes supporting them.  So we are delighted to answer any questions that you might have!  Just send us an email or reach us through social media.

Speaker information

Please email us to inquire about Ms. Simpson’s availability for your naturalist event.

Since early 2015, Lauren Simpson has spent her spare time transforming her Houston home gardens into a pollinator-friendly habitat.  She promotes pollinator conservation and wildscaping through state and local presentations, local events, articles, interviews, and social media under the name St. Julian’s Crossing Wildlife Habitat – the name adopted for her family’s Monarch Waystation. Ms. Simpson is a member of the Native Plant Society of Texas (Houston Chapter) and the North American Butterfly Association (Butterfly Enthusiasts of Southeast Texas Chapter), and she actively volunteers in her neighborhood gardening group, the Oak Forest Community of Gardeners. She has also received Level 1 and Level 2 certifications through the NPSOT Native Landscape Certification Program (NLCP) and serves on the NPSOT subcommittee for NLCP Level 4.  Her naturalist CV may be found here.

Ms. Simpson is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Houston Law Center, where she teaches Lawyering Skills and Strategies. She earned her B.A. in French and International Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1988. She obtained her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 1994.  Her teaching awards include a University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award in the Instructor/Clinical category (2016); Law Center Student Bar Association Professor of the Year awards for faculty teaching in the part-time program (2017, 2018, and 2019); and one of three faculty members selected by the Law Center for an Association of American Law Schools Teacher of the Year recognition (2018).  Her professional CV may be found here.

(Ms. Simpson’s professional information is provided for informational purposes only; the views expressed in this website are provided in her individual capacity and do not necessarily reflect those of the UH Law Center or the UH System.)