Policy

Michael Carter
Team Team Member

Michael Carter

Michael supports the Policy team by providing original writing and analysis in support of alternative protein development and deployment. Areas of expertise: research and analysis, content creation, electoral politics

Shira Fischer
Team Team Member

Shira Fischer

Shira provides support to GFI’s policy team to level the regulatory playing field for alternative proteins. Areas of expertise: regulatory processes, policy research, project management

Kelley McGill, J.D.
Team Expert

Kelley McGill, J.D.

Kelley McGill represents GFI on Capitol Hill as one of the organization’s federal lobbyists. Areas of expertise: legislative research and drafting, food law, agricultural and environmental policy, strategy development.

Madeline Cohen
Team Team Member

Madeline Cohen

Madeline Cohen works on regulatory and policy issues affecting cultivated meat and plant-based foods. Areas of expertise: regulatory landscape, domestic policy, and litigation

Lauren Stone
Team Team Member

Lauren Stone

Lauren advances alternative protein policy by researching, writing, and supporting legislative efforts. Areas of expertise: policy communications, food systems, food policy

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Team Expert

Laura Braden, J.D.

Laura Braden works on domestic and global regulatory issues affecting cultivated meat and plant-based foods. Areas of expertise: U.S. and global regulation, patents, litigation.

Jessica Almy, J.D.
Team Expert

Jessica Almy, J.D.

Jessica Almy, J.D., leads GFI’s Policy team in setting legislative and regulatory strategy to promote fair policies and public research for plant-based, cultivated, and fermented foods. Areas of expertise: regulation, legislation, science and public policy, public health, environmental law, food policy.