Orgain Team Spotlight: Healthcare Ambassador Support & Education Manager, Lauren Bissonnette (Mahoney), MS, RD, LDN

October 18, 2023

We sat down with our newest dietitian, Lauren Bissonnette, to learn more about her background.  She started at Orgain this past February as the Ambassador Support & Education Manager.  In this role she is responsible for ensuring Orgain’s healthcare ambassadors receive the right product samples and educational materials to support their efforts when counseling patients or clients.  In addition, she also supports Orgain’s professional education webinar series, The Good Clean Nutrition Podcast, wholesale healthcare pricing program, Orgain Healthcare app, monthly newsletters, and other resources.

Q: Tell us a bit about your career path toward becoming a registered dietitian (RD), including any additional certifications or credentials that you’ve earned.

I started my professional career in the culinary industry. I had achieved a national silver medal competing in culinary arts and was a head chef in a restaurant by the age of 18.  However, while honing my culinary skills I started to realize that something was missing; I wanted to learn more about the science behind the food I was cooking and use it to help others.  This led me to pursue my Bachelor of Science in Nutrition.  

As I was gaining experience in nutrition it became evident that to make a large-scale difference in the world’s health, I would want to eventually work in a business setting where I could help distribute health knowledge, high-quality nutrition products, and other services to better community wellness.  I decided to lean into my passion for learning by continuing my education with a Master of Science in Business & Analytics to learn how to evaluate food manufacturers, analyze consumer data, market nutrition effectively, etc.  I followed this by completing my clinical-focused Dietetic Internship at Brigham & Women’s Hospital (BWH) to become a Registered Dietitian (RD).  This path toward becoming an RD gave me a diverse background that allows me to use my passion for nutrition, cooking talents, and data skills to help improve the health of others.

Q: How did you first learn about Orgain and what sparked your interest in applying for a role with them?

I first learned about Orgain in college after applying for the student ambassador program.  After receiving my welcome kit, I was hooked on the ready-to-drink shakes.  I found them very convenient as a full-time student synchronously working full-time.  Plus, they checked all the nutritional boxes I looked for as a data-focused nutrition student.  After further diving into Orgain as a company, I realized how dedicated they are to not only providing great nutrition products, but also health education, and became an even bigger fan.  

As a dietetic intern at BWH, we had the opportunity to choose a specialized rotation wherever we would like, and I chose to reach out to Orgain and learn from their dietitians.  After learning about the company from the inside, I knew it was a goal of mine to work here.  While working as a pediatric clinical dietitian, I heard about the opportunity of a new registered dietitian position at Orgain.  I applied, interviewed with the healthcare team, and am so grateful they found me to be a good fit for the role!

Q: What is your favorite part about your job?

My favorite part about my role as the Orgain Healthcare Ambassador Support & Education Manager is being a part of a team that is constantly creating new resources, products, opportunities, etc. to help healthcare providers and their patients.  Every day includes a new project that I look forward to.

Q: What is your favorite Orgain product and flavor and why? Feel free to share any ways you enjoy using it, too!

While I have many favorite products, I have to say the top product for me is the French Vanilla Collagen Creamer with Oat milk.  I use it daily by frothing the powder with a little extra oat milk and pouring it as a cold foam over my iced coffee.  I appreciate this product for its flavor as well as hair and nail support.

Q: How can our readers get in touch with you?

You can reach out to me directly via email at [email protected] or connect with me on LinkedIn!

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