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Manager Public Health

Minneapolis, MN
November 20, 2018

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Laura Rosenboom, MPH

Minneapolis, MN 515-***-****


Public Health Nutrition graduate from the University of Minnesota with experience managing new projects and programs in both community-based non-profit and corporate settings, and an ability to be a key member of a team dedicated to achieving generational health equity among the communities we serve. My professional experience and education provide a strong foundation rooted in my tireless passion for public health promotion through a multifaceted approach (e.g., research, policy, community engagement, grant writing, education, and empowerment). CORE SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

Collaborative Cultural Humility Youth Supervisor

Problem Solver Project Management Content Development Detail Oriented Program Development Evaluation Methods Public Health Principles Cooking & Nutrition Education Data Analysis (Qual & Quant) PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Urban Ventures Minneapolis, MN Public Health Nutritionist October 2017 – September 2018

• Developed, implemented and evaluated wellness programs focused on targeting pervasive health inequities with the goal of improving the overall health of Urban Venture’s 25-block core area in south Minneapolis

• Developed and managed the Summer Ventures Gardening, Cooking, and Nutrition Enrichment youth program to enhance wellness, cooking literacy and food skills of Urban Venture’s students

• Foster unique partnerships with other like-minded non-profit organizations, volunteers and donors to enhance mission of transforming urban communities

The Good Acre Falcon Heights, MN Public Health Nutrition Intern Summer 2016

• Developed and implemented a nutrition-specific lens for local food access and educational programs to enhance food and nutrition literacy among The Good Acre (TGA) participants

• Created weekly nutrition newsletters, cooking videos (visit TGA YouTube), surveys and educational content

• Helped write grants for public and private sources of funding to support teaching kitchen expansion efforts

• Investigated and implemented unique community outreach opportunities (e.g., U of M Student CSA Program, Student Dietetic Intern community rotations)

Urban Roots St. Paul, MN Cooking & Wellness Youth Summer Supervisor Summer 2015

• Coordinated (e.g. curriculum, content, recipes, budget) and Supervised the Cook Fresh Crew (i.e., 10 interns) through the Summer Cooking and Wellness Program which produced weekly meals for over sixty youth interns

• Taught youth the importance of fresh, local food and nutrition to empower them to live a healthier lifestyle

• Lead youth in developing recipes and gaining essential food skills and confidence in the kitchen

• Enhanced youths’ professional skills with an emphasis on autonomy, public speaking, punctuality and respect General Mills Minneapolis, MN Pipeline Product Developer November 2011 – July 2015

• Moderated, scribed and analyzed focus groups to assess consumer needs regarding grain based snack products

• Developed grain based snack formulas following strict nutritional guidelines for specific consumer groups based on focus group feedback to provide healthy snack alternatives

• Managed product development projects on fast timelines with strict budgetary requirements

• Mentored new employees to enhance skills and learn best practices for grain based snack product innovation

• Member of the Fortification Team for Partners in Food Solutions to address international nutritional deficiencies Camp Ronald McDonald Eagle Lake, CA Summer Kitchen Manager Summer 2010

• Developed and prepared menus according to dietary guidelines for a wide range of special health care needs

• Forecasted food quantities while managing kitchen inventory, ordering, serving, and sanitation on a budget

• Empowered campers to make healthy choices through unique educational opportunities Laura Rosenboom, MPH – 2


Perspectives Inc. St. Louis Park, MN Kids Café Youth Assistant September 2018 – present

• Support young chefs (7-15 years) as they learn valuable food preparation skills to enhance food literacy

• Ensure the safe production of healthy snacks and balanced meals for the after-school program

• Facilitate engaging, mindful conversations with at risk youth during meal time Roots for the Home Team® Minneapolis, MN Youth Garden Cart Assistant Summers 2016 – 2018

• Supported teens with fresh salad sales through the Roots’ Garden Goodies cart during Twins baseball games

• Helped youth gain confidence, an entrepreneurial mindset, and valuable experience in sales and marketing GiGi’s Playhouse St. Louis Park, MN Young Athletes Coach 2017

• Lead kids (2-7 years) through activities designed to develop and enhance motor skills and hand-eye coordination

• Prepared children with the social and developmental skills required for participation in the Special Olympics Grandmother Circle Minneapolis, MN Volunteer 2016

• Created jewelry with formerly incarcerated women on probation to ultimately build relationships and rapport Second Harvest Heartland & Feed My Starving Children Minneapolis, MN Volunteer 2014 – 2015

• Gathered and distributed fresh produce for families in need throughout the Twin Cities metro area

• Ensured international shipments included safe and nutritionally dense meals SHOP (Students Helping Our Peers), Iowa State University Ames, IA Marketing Volunteer 2010 – 2011

• Launched an innovative ISU Food Bank that provides free food for all ISU college students in need

• Promoted program using unique strategies to reduce social stigma and engage students and the community Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, Iowa State University Ames, IA Marketing Coordinator 2007 – 2011

• Organized ISU campus events to promote health and well-being through nutrition education and eating disorder awareness


University of Minnesota – School of Public Health Minneapolis, MN Master of Public Health – Nutrition 2017

• Published Research (2018): Evaluation of the Nutritional Quality of Commissary Foods Offered in American Women’s Prisons (DOI: 10.1177/1078345818782474) Iowa State University Ames, IA

Bachelor of Science – Dietetics 2011

• Research: Collected and analyzed qualitative/quantitative data on Emotional Intelligence CERTIFICATIONS & TRAININGS

Trainings: FEMA Emergency Management; Nutrition Data System for Research (NDSR) Certifications: ServSafe® Food Manager Certification (15928122 – Expires 2023)

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