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Jen Lamy
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Jen Lamy

Jen Lamy manages GFI's cross-programmatic Sustainable Seafood Initiative to ensure that it proceeds strategically and with the input and involvement of key stakeholders. Areas of expertise: alternative seafood, environmental policy, sustainable food systems, and strategic planning.

Maia Keerie
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Maia Keerie

Maia Keerie oversees GFI’s media relations and thought leadership campaigns and works with leading U.S. and international news outlets to elevate alternative proteins within the media. Areas of expertise: strategic communications, media management, journalism.

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Emma Ignaszewski

Emma Ignaszewski manages projects to catalyze corporate innovation that will radically transform the food system and deliver alternative protein products that compete on the key drivers of consumer choice: taste, price, and convenience. Areas of expertise: retail, strategy, marketing, communications.

Amy Huang
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Amy Huang

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

Emily Hennessee
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Emily Hennessee

Emily Hennessee works on legislative and regulatory efforts related to alternative proteins and represents GFI as Innovation Lead for Action Track #2 of the United Nations Food Systems Summit. Areas of expertise: public health, food systems, sustainability, nonprofits.

Austin Clowes
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Austin Clowes

Austin Clowes oversees GFI's Research Grant Program, working to increase the amount of open-access research on plant-based and cultivated meat. Areas of expertise: grants, scientific research, technological assessment.

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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.

Claire Bomkamp, Ph.D.
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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, science communication, fish puns.

Marika Azoff
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Marika Azoff

Marika leads GFI's Sustainable Seafood Initiative work with startups, investors, conventional seafood companies and other key players in order to increase investment in and production and sale of alternative seafood products. Areas of expertise: conservation, marine ecosystems, nonprofits, strategic partnerships.