Lauren Harms Milford

Acting Editor

Lauren is always interested in learning more, and loves that interviewing St. Louisans continually brings her new ideas, places and opportunities to be excited about. Her career has spanned medical publishing, academic marketing and communication, and video production. On the Illinois side of the Mississippi River, she’s lived in Swansea and Belleville; in Missouri, she’s called O’Fallon, the Central West End, Dogtown and Richmond Heights home. If she can’t be at the beach, she’ll take a hammock with a book. Learn more at

Lauren Milford


Opening Doors

Dwayne Smith's first job was with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and now, through education, he seeks to build up the…

Learning Through Play

Therapists who work with children on the autism spectrum shift their delivery methods to support families during the pandemic.

Data for the Greater Good

Saint Louis University professor Enbal Shacham, Ph.D., uses geospatial techniques to track the spread of the coronavirus.

woman wearing a blue blazer smiling

4 Hands For Hands

4 Hands Brewery adds a new product to its beer and spirit offerings – hand sanitizer.

4 hands van delivering hand sanitizer on market st

Creating Through Crisis

Mee Jey, an immigrant artist from India, tells community stories through her art in St. Louis and abroad.


Home(Town) Brew

Here in one of the nation's top beer cities, St. Louis brewers are shaping the industry's future.

A man pulls a beer tap in a brewery

Road Trip

Brothers Nick and Irfan Sinanovic are innovating the trucking industry through their rapidly growing, St. Louis-based company Vega Transport.

Nick Sinanovic in a Vega Transport Truck

Finding the Spirit

SLU professors Pauline Lee and Rachel Lindsey are exploring what religion in unexpected places means to St. Louis’s future.

Slu Religion Masthead

Cooking with Love

Through food, ‘MamaCat’ Cathy Daniels nurtures and respects St. Louis’s unhoused residents.