TEAGAN MARY LEHRMANN

16 Calvin St. • Somerville, MA 02143• 281.352.8233 • tmlehrmann@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

History • Food Studies • Policy

Harvard University  // Cambridge, MA //  May 2013

A.B. History of Science         

The Umbra Institute // Perugia, Italy //  Fall 2011

Certificate in Food Studies                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Design Thinking •  Community Development • Entrepreneurship

Food+Future CoLab // Cambridge, MA //  January 2016- December 2016

 Design Fellow + Experience Designer                                                                                                                                                                                              

During the Winter and Spring sprints, worked on teams to rapid prototype human-centered ventures around emerging food technology. Projects included a biosensor wearable technology, a hydroponic tea trike, and a delivery dinner party in a box to facilitate group cooking and conversation. My most recent project included working on a team at IDEO Consulting to design the organizational ecosystem for Food + Future Ventures, a hub for food and technology businesses, and prototype public programming and outreach.

ButcherBox  // Cambridge, MA //  September 2015- March 2016

Experience Specialist                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Helped a new start-up delivery service for 100% grass-fed beef design and manage a recipe card program for their monthly box. Each month I managed cut inventory, and formed partnerships with bloggers, authors, and practitioners to feature their recipes, and inspire our membership. I prototyped several iterations and formats of  these cards, and the monthly program, based on information that users wanted and were actually using, and worked with our in-house graphic designer to execute and print

Canteen + Co. // Somerville, MA // February 2015- October 2015

Co.Founder & CEO                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Founded and managed a small food business that aimed to provide a more sustainable meal option for the busy professional through focus on community and clean food. Services included hosting pop-up Community Suppers, catering, and developing a CSA-inspired “Lunch Club” service for our farm-to-bowl meals.

Somerville Arts Council // Somerville, MA // August 2014- October 2015 

Co.Founder & CEO                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Founded and managed a small food business that aimed to provide a more sustainable meal option for the busy professional through focus on community and clean food. Services included hosting pop-up Community Suppers, catering, and developing a CSA-inspired “Lunch Club” service for our farm-to-bowl meals.

CNU New England // Boston, MA // March 2014- August 2014

Regional Coordinator                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Event logistics and planning for lecture series, workshops, and tactical advising; regional research on New Urbanist developments and happenings. Non-profit development, grant writing to support future capacity building, managing online social media and website presence.

Bon Me Foods // Cambridge, MA // April 2012- March 2014

Business Development and Catering Manager                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Collaborated with food truck owners Patrick Lynch and Alison Fong to develop the brand and store-front and truck locations; Responsible for writing and editing applications for new business ventures; Oversaw implementation of new dinner concept at restaurant to increase weekend revenue and customer intrigue; Gained proficiency in the permitting process for Boston, Somerville, and Cambridge; Streamlined office catering (platter and box orders) and event planning as a legitimate leg of Bon Me’s business.                     

                            

EVENT EXPERIENCE

Nourishing Food • Sustainable Lifestyles • Livable Cities

The New England Congress of New Urbanism Summit // Somerville MA, April 2014 // Intern

The Food Book Fair // Brooklyn NY, April 2014 // Volunteer

Global Gateways and Local Connections Conference // New York, NY June 2013 & East Lansing MI, 2014 // Speaker

 

SKILLS AND INTERESTS

Events • Writing • Yoga and Meditation • Conversation Facilitation • Spanish