Science & Technology

Asia Sheehab
Team Team Member

Asia Sheehab

Asia works with GFI’s university innovation team to support The Alt Protein Project. Areas of expertise: nutrition, biology, food policy, community-building, project management

Simone Costa, Ph.D.
Team Team Member

Simone Costa, Ph.D.

Simone Costa oversees SciTech's Science and Technology Analysis (STAT) team to evaluate and advance technological readiness across alternative protein platforms. Areas of expertise: strategic planning, biomolecular and protein engineering, product development, commercial roadmapping, relationship building

Christina Aguila
Team Expert

Christina Aguila

Christina works with GFI's university innovation team to build the alternative protein workforce needed to reimagine our protein supply. Areas of expertise: university programs, curriculum development, academic support, chemical engineering

Amy Huang
Team Expert

Amy Huang

Amy Huang oversees GFI’s efforts to transform universities into engines for alternative protein research and education. Areas of expertise: university programs, academic ecosystem-building, global health, design thinking, effective altruism, public speaking.

Claire Bomkamp, Ph.D.
Team Expert

Claire Bomkamp, Ph.D.

Claire Bomkamp is focused on cultivated seafood and driving forward GFI's Sustainable Seafood Initiative. Areas of expertise: the science and technology of cultivated seafood, cultivated seafood startups, research, and university programs, scaffolding, science communication, fish puns.

Renee Bell
Team Team Member

Renee Bell

Renee Bell is GFI’s Senior Science Content Specialist, helping our SciTech team communicate compelling messages and host impactful events. Areas of expertise: writing, editing, science communication, education, and event planning

Vanessa Assaro-Aluisa
Team Team Member

Vanessa Assaro-Aluisa

Vanessa Assaro-Aluisa supports the SciTech team with administrative and tech needs as well as project coordination, data management, and process optimization. Areas of expertise: administration, new media, program management, project management, Asana, creative crafts.