Science & Technology

Jeremy Eltz
Team Team Member

Jeremy Eltz, Ph.D.

Jeremy Eltz will work to develop and support the education and workforce pipeline for the alternative protein industry. Areas of expertise: Education and workforce development, STEM education, state legislation and government affairs, curriculum development

Amanda Hildebrand
Team Team Member

Amanda Hildebrand, Ph.D.

Amanda Hildebrand oversees GFI’s Science and Technology department to build a roadmap for accelerating alternative protein research while empowering scientists to execute on this vision. Areas of expertise: bioprocess development and commercialization, project and team leadership, fermentation, kinetic modeling

Jill Lauson
Team Expert

Jill Lauson

Jill Lauson oversees GFI’s Research Grant Program, maximizing the impact of GFI-funded research through effective coordination, stakeholder engagement, and systems integration. Areas of expertise: research grant management, researcher support, data management, process improvement

Sharon Lee
Team Team Member

Sharon Lee

Sharon Lee provides project coordination and administrative support for the Science and Technology department. Areas of expertise: quantitative analysis, project coordination, writing, editing

Nathan Ahlgrim
Team Expert

Nathan Ahlgrim

Nathan manages the Alt Protein Project, in which he empowers student groups around the globe to build the alternative protein field at their university. Areas of expertise: community-building, program operations, early career coaching, education, psychology, neuroscience

Amanda Bess
Team Expert

Amanda Bess

Amanda leads SciTech's technical analyses and supports strategic planning of future research focused on the tractability and sustainability of alternative protein technologies. Areas of expertise: environmental science, critical analysis, program management, strategic planning