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:
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.
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.