Lauren’s passion surrounding food and nutrition is of global proportions — literally. Her degree in food systems and minor in public health from the U of MN equips Kohnstamm with an even deeper, hands-on health and sustainability perspective. Lauren’s experience with food equity and health promotion work locally with Minneapolis’ Mill City Farmers Market, Second Harvest Heartland, and as an active supporter and participant in Minnesota’s Grow North movement is a perfect fit for Kohnstamm’s mission-driven clients. Her career goal, to be involved with natural and organic brands, attracted her to the agency, where she joined us as an intern in 2017, then was quickly promoted to Assistant Account Executive. Lauren’s extensive knowledge around food has allowed her an immediate grasp of client objectives and a fierce drive for media relations results. Recognized at the U as an “Academy of Horticulture Sciences Collegiate Scholar” for academic success and community involvement, there’s little doubt that PR award accolades are just a matter of time! When out of the office, one of Lauren’s favorite pastimes is creating new vegan recipes and spending time around the Minneapolis chain of lakes.
As a diamond-shaped organization, the real heart inside of Kohnstamm resides in its three VPs, Aaron Berstler, Alan Newbold and Kelly Olson, who together set the stage for high engagement, creativity, consistently great results — and the prevailing sense of humanity that pervades how we work.