Food and agriculture are among the most dynamic and complex industries in the world. Kathy Graves interviewed several University of Minnesota Law grads who are working in innovative positions around the globe for the cover story in the Law School’s spring 2021 magazine.

Parenteau Graves serves as planning and communications partner for Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul, an organization that mobilizes diverse faith communities to build stability and economic mobility. Watch the video we helped create to showcase the organization’s work to address poverty and racial inequities.

University of Minnesota Law School alumni are working to reform the criminal justice system, expand resources for marginalized populations, establish safer environments for children, improve access to healthy food in underserved neighborhoods, and promote corporate social responsibility, to name just a few endeavors. Read the cover story Kathy Graves wrote for the winter 2020 edition of “Minnesota Law” about alumni who make it their business to make a difference.

Parenteau Graves led the strategic communications and media relations for the announcement of the 2020 Bush Fellows, a group of 23 visionary leaders who are thinking big about how to solve problems in the region. Read the full announcement.

Parenteau Graves talked with multiple alumni from the University of Minnesota Law School to write this cover article for the spring 2020 edition of  “Minnesota Law.”

“We embrace our ability to propel legal education forward in important new ways so our graduates will become effective problem-solvers across a variety of fields and industries,” Dean Garry W. Jenkins, William S. Pattee Professor of Law, told us as we researched this article. “We seek to graduate pathbreaking, consensus-building, keenly trained professionals who can solve problems with creativity and integrity in a rapidly changing world.”

Read more about what University of Minnesota Law School alumni are doing in this new economy.


Parenteau Graves had the privilege of providing strategic communications for the 2019 announcement of five Bush Prize winners for Community Innovation. These five extraordinary winners have amazing track records of community problem-solving. Read the full announcement.

Read the Minnesota Law profile of Professor Fred Morrison, who is celebrating 50 years at the University of Minnesota Law School. In the same edition, Parenteau Graves also talked to Professor Kristin Hickman about transparency in taxation.

Kathy Graves received a silver award from the Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association’s Excellence Awards for her profile of University of Minnesota Law School professor Richard Painter. Read the profile in Perspectives magazine.

Parenteau Graves developed the media strategy and led media relations for the announcement of the 2019 Bush Fellows. This group of 24 extraordinary leaders was chosen from an applicant pool of nearly 700. They are visionary people who are thinking big about how creatively solve problems in their communities. Read the announcement.

Parenteau Graves has the privilege of working with Westminster Presbyterian Church on strategic communications. Most recently, we led communications for the opening of the church’s beautiful, mission-driven expansion on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. Read the Star Tribune story.