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Laura Von Bank

Marketing Communications Writer

I call many places home: one is my tiny, Illinois hometown; one is with my parents in the suburbs of Memphis; one is right here in Des Moines with the "family" I've made my own. After graduating from Simpson College with a degree in journalism in 2018, I made the Des Moines area home with my husband, Jacob, and our ornery cat, Olive. When I’m not busy helping clients change the world through my work at Stelter, you can find me on bike rides with my husband, kayaking with friends, on long phone calls with my parents or—most likely—eating. Ice cream is preferred.

You are a superhero. What power would you choose?
Teleportation. Imagine how much easier (and cheaper) travel would be. *sigh* The dream.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Cook without needing a cookbook, being able to improvise while knowing what will and won't taste good together.
Inspire our readers. What's your favorite quote?
"You can waste your life drawing lines, or you can live your life crossing them." —Shonda Rhimes