Lauren Harms Milford


Lauren loves to discover new things and learn from all the people she connects with through storytelling for STLMade. For past stories, she’s canoed down the Mississippi River, expanded her knowledge of pollinators thanks to local experts, petted baby calves, and hiked trails in Missouri and Illinois. However, most often you’ll find her at her desk, connecting all the dots to make these stories happen.

Over the years, her career has spanned medical publishing, academic marketing and communication, writing for The Riverfront Times, and video production.

Her favorite hobby is reading.


2022 Year In Review

Take a look back at this year's STLMade stories.

A Wider Net

St. Louis’ storied soccer tradition will take a leap forward in 2023 with an MLS team of its own, St.…

A Home for Art

In Gravois Park, St. Louis Art Place Initiative has completed the first of 20 units of single family housing at…

Celebrating St. Louis Startups

Learn more about the incredible organizations starting up in St. Louis.

Health and Healing

Naturopathic physician Jamila Owens-Todd extends her mission of healing further into the community through her ownership of the Golden Grocer…

Ready, Set, Launch

Je'Nell McCrary transitioned from radio to tech thanks to skills she gained through LaunchCode's CoderGirl program.

What’s Possible

Marian Middle School students find inspiration for their future in the history-making election of the first Black female vice president, Kamala…

Starting Up

St. Louisans on why they chose to start their businesses here — and why they’ve flourished.


Leaders in the region explain geospatial technology and the many ways it's being used in St. Louis.

Full Circle

Okunsola M. Amadou is improving health outcomes for Black women with a wraparound model of care at Missouri's first equal…

Brewing Community

St. Louis brewers find new ways to connect with beer lovers and continue their businesses during the pandemic.

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.