Lauren Polovoy makes a living forming connections to her students, clients, and the community around her. Her main job, a speech-language pathologist at a high school autism program, came about by a last-minute “life-pivot”. Lauren started out as pre-law in college and decided to follow her passions for speech therapy and fitness instead. Lauren finds her purpose in her work by getting people to play with pushing their boundaries and being uncomfortable; to find joy in a challenge instead of stress.
Plantains are generally absent from the traditional American palate, and yet they are wildly popular in cultures around the globe, in a variety of different dishes. Here at Amazi, we are bringing this powerhouse prebiotic fruit from our farmers in Uganda into mainstream U.S. diets via our dried and roasted plantain chips!
As we continue trudging through in 2020, our vision is to move beyond sheer execution. We aim to be proactive and hungry, focusing not only on making the big changes happen, but to set the bar higher - to fine-tune, iterate, and improve our approach. Shifting our focus from the internal to the external - eyes open, eager to learn and stay curious.
Oh, the places we went! From the wild cityscapes of Washington D.C. to the frosty Shenandoah Mountains, I had my trusty snack by my side. To cap off a wholesome Fall season here in the D.C. area, my adventure of choice was a camping trip on the brink of a frosty winter! I just so happened to be camping on the grounds of Cobbler Mountain Cidery, which served as a nice pairing to my jackfruit chews… The camping menu went as follows: 2 Beyond Meat sausages roasted over the fire hot-dog style Fajitas pan-fried with some VERY...