I am executive director of New Harvest, a nonprofit research institute that funds open, public cultured meat research. I've been pioneering cellular agriculture since 2009, driven by a passion to see transformative technology create a better world. In 2010, I published a review paper in the scientific journal Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, among the first handful of papers to ever discuss cultured meat in academic literature. After co-founding Muufri (now Perfect Day Foods) and Clara Foods (now The EVERY Company) in 2014, I transferred her founding equity to New Harvest and used it to establish an endowment for cell ag research. In 2015, I coined the term "cellular agriculture" — officially creating a category for agriculture products produced from cell cultures rather than whole plants or animals.