Kathleen Nay is Communications & Content Marketing Specialist for Perfect Day, an alternative protein company harnessing fermentation to make animal-free dairy protein and products that have the real taste, texture, and nutrition of dairy, produced sustainably and without the downsides of factory farming, lactose, hormones or antibiotics. In her role at Perfect Day, Kathleen develops messaging and integrated marketing campaigns, and writes, art directs, and activates content designed to educate the public about Perfect Day’s mission, culture, and innovative products.
As a dual degree AFE/UEP student at the Friedman School and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Kathleen focused her research on food systems, land use planning, and equitable food production and access. Her UEP thesis explored competitive and complementary land uses between agriculture and sustainable solar energy arrays in Massachusetts. Along with her UEP coauthors, she received the American Planning Association (MA Chapter)’s 2017 Outstanding Planning Award for Best Student Project for their Field Project titled “On The Hook: Supporting a Healthy Fishing Future in Massachusetts.” She served as co-editor to The Friedman Sproutfor two years, and in 2018 received the Honos Civicus award from the Tisch College of Civic Life for her commitment to community service and civic engagement.
Prior to completing her graduate work at Tufts University, Kathleen earned bachelor’s degrees in Fine Art Photography and Behavioral Sciences from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. She’s worked variously as a nonprofit administrator, digital media specialist and weekend radio talent. In her personal time, she likes to read, photograph farmer’s market produce, and watch Star Trek reruns. She lives in Oakland, California with her partner, Jordan, and their very opinionated senior cat, Emma.