LAURA ASSUMA PARISI
Fashion Design ’76

LAURA ASSUMA PARISI is a “food shaman” who has studied integrative nutrition and Chinese and ayurvedic medicine. She helps clients explore their relationship with food, their bodies, and their health. “It’s not just about eating broccoli and whole grains and quinoa,” she explains. “It’s also about learning how to eat not from imitation or habit or theory but by connecting to that instinctive intelligence that we all have.” Parisi also teaches conscious cooking classes and designs linen aprons and pottery.