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Laura Bohen joined Extension in August 2014 as a SNAP-Ed regional coordinator, and moved into an Extension educator position in October 2015. Her work with Health and Nutrition focuses on incorporating community engagement and equity into healthy food access programming, and systems approaches to health. Laura also serves on the SuperShelf leadership team. SuperShelf is a collaborative project that transforms food shelves, creating welcoming environments for communities to access appealing, healthy food. Laura has worked in the Twin Cities non-profit sector for the past seven years, including working with Project for Pride in Living and coordinating AmeriCorps service programs.

Laura earned a Master’s of Public Health degree in Community Health Promotion from the University of Minnesota — Twin Cities, and a Certificate in International Business Management from Cambridge University International.

Areas of focus: community engagement, healthy equity, hunger, policy and community needs