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Lauren Trecosta

Writing for Project Recover is a sacred mission for me. It is a profound intersection of the past, present, and future. When our MIAs are returned home, they bring with them a quiet reminder of peace, gratitude, hope, and love. 

“It is a gift to be a part of that mission and to give voice to our MIAs’ lives and legacies.”

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Lauren Trecosta
Content Marketing Manager and writer for Project Recover

Lauren Trecosta has been the Content Marketing Manager and writer for Project Recover since 2018. Since then, Lauren has written Project Recover blogs, emails, and social media posts. 

The daughter of a DoDDS (now DoDEA)  school teacher, Lauren grew up on Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marine military bases in Europe and Asia. The service and sacrifice of military personnel and their families made a lasting impression on and formed an enduring connection for her. 

Lauren aspires to give voice to the lives and legacies of American MIAs for their own recognition, for their families’ comfort, and for the collective.

Our MIAs, when Project Recover searches for them and when they are returned home, have a unique capacity to speak from the past to awaken those in the present and transform the future. 

Professional Background

Lauren is a counselor and life coach as well. She began her private practice in Northern Virginia. She worked with Military One Source and the majority of her clients with military personnel and/or their family members. 

Since moving from Virginia, Lauren works as a life coach. Articulating the unseen and the overlooked, Lauren’s insight is her specialty. Professionally trained as a therapist, much of her ability to see cause and effect, spot hidden agendas, and unravel system dynamics is intuitive. 

Drawing on more than 20 years in practice, Lauren draws on a variety of skills and theoretical bases to help her clients reach their fullest potential. She specializes in finding the past in the present to transform the future, identifying the least effort for the greatest relationship gain, finding flow in the dance of masculine and feminine energies, and integrating the inner and outer selves.

Most recently, Lauren began training with MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) to become certified in MDMA-assisted therapy., an FDA-designated breakthrough therapy for treating PTSD.

A perennial student, Lauren has her undergraduate degree in Journalism, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She earned a Master’s in Psychological Services and another in Education from Marymount University. She has held certifications as a teacher and elementary school counselor and is currently licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. 


Lauren’s passion has been living outside the box. She has been entrusted with raising three feisty people she calls children but are mostly grown. From road-tripping across the country to being displaced by California fire, her commitment is finding excellence in every moment and the greatest potential for every action.

Lauren’s Recent Posts

  • Press Release: Movie “To What Remains”
    Project Recover is proud to announce the release of To What Remains, a movie from Imperative Entertainment and ABRAMORAMA about American MIAs and Project Recover’s mission to bring them home.
  • Packing for Palau MIA Recovery Mission
    Project Recover met with Legion Undersea Services to pack for our first MIA Recovery Mission in Palau later this year. Our team members who went to Florida to spend the weekend packing for Palau were: Dan O’Brien, Chief Financial Officer Harry Parker, Digital Asset Manager & Photographer Milt Douglas, Volunteer Adam Gray, Volunteer Legion Undersea …
  • Major Paul A. Avolese Accounted For by DPAA
    Major Paul A. Avolese, 35, a B-52 radar navigator during Vietnam, was accounted for on September 21, 2020, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.
  • Finding the Arnett B-24 and the Repatriation of 8 MIAs
    Project Recover located the Arnett B-24, tail number ‘453, in January 2004 after ten years of searching. The find led to the repatriation of all eight crew members.
  • Partnership with Legion Undersea Services
    Project Recover is pleased to announce a partnership with Legion Undersea Services to recover MIAs from underwater crash sites globally.
  • The Science Behind the Search for MIAs
    An Interview with Mark Moline, Ph.D. Innovative science revolutionized Project Recover’s ability to find American MIAs and help bring them home. Project Recover partners and co-founders Mark Moline, Ph.D., Director of University of Delaware’s School of Marine Science and Policy, and Eric Terrill, Ph.D., Director of Coastal Observing Research and Development Center at Scripps Institution …
  • Pat Scannon Named Congressional Medal of Honor Society 2021’s Citizen Honors Award Finalist
    Pat Scannon, Project Recover co-founder, is named one of the Top 20 finalists nominated to receive this year’s Congressional Medal of Honor Society Citizen Honors Award.
  • A Christmas Story: 1st Lt. Paul L. Schwartz
    1st Lt. Paul L. Schwartz, an MIA service member from World War II, is forever memorialized in the 1983 holiday classic, A Christmas Story.
  • ARM3c Robert O. Rotsel
    ARM3c Robert O. Rotsel and ENS James A.Rutledge ditched in the water while protecting 75 Allied ships and were never recovered.
  • MIA Spotlight: 1st Lt. Robert N. Gage
    Lt. Robert N. Gage who, a B24 pilot, was killed in action after completing a bombing run over Balikpapan Borneo on Oct. 3, 1944. The squadron received a Presidential Unit Station for that effort. Lt. Gage also received the Air Medal with 5 oak leaf clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Purple Heart.
  • Team Member Casey Doyle Gets Promoted
    We made a donation in honor of our son, Lt. Col. Casey W. Doyle, USMC, on the occasion of his promotion, September 1, 2020.
  • MIAs: The Final Mission
    National POW/MIA Recognition Day 2021 National POW/MIA Recognition Day 2020 gives us a chance to reflect on our POW/MIAs, the sacrifices they have made for our country, and their final mission home. This day is especially close to our hearts. We spend every day of the year researching, searching for, and striving to bring our …
  • MIA Spotlight: SSgt. Robert H. Fisher, Jr.
    MIA Spotlight on Robert H. Fisher, Jr., an eaerial gunner on B-24 called “Shoot Luke.”
  • MIA Spotlight: 2nd Lt. Thomas V. Kelly, Jr.
    MIA Spotlight: 2nd Lt. Thomas V. Kelly, Jr. – Project Recover located his aircraft in 2017 with support from the Kelly Family Research Team.
  • Project Recover Adds New Logo for 2020
    Project Recover has rolled out a new logo representing its mission to bring MIAs home. The logo, designed by Freeman Ryan Design, is rich with symbolism.
  • Finding MIAs: The Impact on MIA Families
    Finding MIAs represents a new beginning for MIA families. Service members whose remains are located decades later bring families and communities together.