Lauren Van Dyke
Lauren P. Van Dyke joined Advantage Capital Partners in 2012. As a senior analyst, her responsibilities include screening potential investment opportunities, closing transactions and asset management. She also manages the firm’s community and economic impact tracking, modeling and analysis.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Van Dyke worked in mechanical engineering and software development at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she supported mission operations for the Mars Exploration Rovers and contributed to the development of ARTEMIS, a new motion simulation software package for the Rovers.
Ms. Van Dyke is the chair and co-founder of the Young Professionals Board for Rise, a regional nonprofit dedicated to urban revitalization and housing, for which she is also a member of the Board of Directors. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Young Friends Council.
Ms. Van Dyke graduated with college honors from Washington University in St. Louis as part of the Pathfinder Program in Environmental Sustainability and holds a bachelor’s degree in geophysics, with a minor in environmental engineering.