We had the good fortune of connecting with Ali Kaminetsky and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ali, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The importance of our incredible team, supportive and engaged Ambassador community as well as our understanding of who our customers are has been a significant part of our success.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
After graduating from college in 2016, I moved into NYC to start my job in retail. From the start I was bringing my lunch to work every day because of how much faster, cheaper and healthier it was. However, I quickly realized I did not have a chicer, functional way to do so. From there, Modern Picnic was born. At the end of the day, we felt the outdated lunchbox needed a makeover so we gave it one. What kept me going when faced with hardships early on in Modern picnic, was constantly reminding myself — Don’t sweat the small stuff, and take everything as a learning experience. Start up life is one big rollercoaster – there are constantly really high highs and really low low’s. And while you can’t control the lows, you can control how you choose to react to them, and the learning takeaways and experiences.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
A walk down the Westside highway, coffee at Ralph’s and then of course, a picnic in the park with our favorite MPs stocked with our must-have snacks!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Modern Picnic would not be where it is today without our amazing team, our ambassador community and our female led advisory board.

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Image Credits
Courtesy of Modern Picnic

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