Dr Faraz Harsini

Bioprocessing Senior Scientist @ GFI, CEO @ Allied Scholars for Animal Protection (ASAP)
70 karmaJoined May 2023Working (6-15 years)



I hold a PhD in protein expression, and my original professional focus was cancer research. As a grad student, I realized that changing how we eat is crucial to solving many of the world's greatest challenges, from pandemics to global hunger to environmental destruction to animal welfare. That's why I pivoted towards using my career to help reform the food system through advocacy and innovation.

Today, I'm the Bioprocessing Senior Scientist at the Good Food Institute and the Co-Founder and CEO of Allied Scholars for Animal Protection (ASAP), a nonprofit which provides mentorship and support to animal advocates, particularly student organizations, to effectively advocate for human and nonhuman animals alike. I'm also one of the advisers at Effective Thesis, helping other scholars to work on impactful theses. 





My article about cultivated meat, pandemics, climate, and alt proteins:

How others can help me

Let me know if you'd like to get involved with my high-impact nonprofit, Allied Scholars for Animal Protection. We're currently focused on scaling up and establishing chapters at universities around the US.

How I can help others

I'm always happy to talk to students about careers in animal advocacy and alternative proteins and connect them with any resources I know of. I've been a guest speaker for multiple college EA groups around the US and Europe, including Columbia University, Harvard University, MIT, UT Austin, and more. 


Thank you very much Constance! I was a PETA camp rep and I had my friend to apply for THL student rep program. But even those programs where not focused on building a sustainable community and were mostly focused on training individuals or supporting certain campaigns! 

We want to not only support individuals, but also build a sustainable community and infrastructure! This current trend, where student orgs come and go every 2-3 years, and each student org is doing a different thing, is not effective and doesn't work, yet as you mentioned, there's tremendous potential in universities. People whom if we invest on, can change the system! 

Thanks again for the kind words! 

Thanks Alene! I'm honored that you're a part of our team! 

A few days ago, I posted an introduction to my new nonprofit, Allied Scholars for Animal Protection. Just want to mention that we've also released a video introducing the organization on Youtube: