Kristen (Lazaroff) Stoehr recently related to us what she does as an Associate Brand Manager at Nestle and how the Nutrition and Dietetics program at Miami University’s College of Education, Health and Society has helped her reach her goals:
Did you go on to graduate from any other colleges after Miami University?
Yes, the Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business
Describe a little about what you do at your job:
As a Marketing professional, my responsibilities include generating demand for my brands. I am currently working to fill our long-term innovation pipeline, and spend time in consumer research, product development task forces and strategizing around how we best take our new products to market. My teammates work on renovating our existing items and marketing communication strategy.
As an RD, I have enjoyed building my business acumen and bring a unique skillset to the table. Having a knowledge base in food and nutrition, especially the ever-evolving hot topics in nutrition, allows me to address questions efficiently that otherwise would slow us down when it comes to making ingredient choices and packaging claims.
What made your experiences at Miami unique?
The small classroom setting, volunteer opportunities, semester study abroad in Luxembourg, and broad and deep food science experiences.
Looking back, what are your lasting impressions of Miami University and the Nutrition and Dietetics program?
It was a wonderful program with unique focus on learning food science, which was bar none the best training for a future profession in food and nutrition. Miami afforded me broad exposure to many facets of my future profession and the small classroom size allowed me to closely interact with both my professors and classmates.