Team Member

Ingrid Eck
Team Team Member

Ingrid Eck

Ingrid Eck develops strategies to strengthen the organization’s events and community-building function. Areas of expertise: event design and management, stakeholder engagement, coalition building

Drake Bonin
Team Team Member

Drake Bonin

Drake aids GFI's mission by actively recruiting and developing a diverse talent pool for future roles, and assisting with the overall recruiting strategy for GFI. Areas of expertise: program management, recruiting, talent management, networking, food systems

Rachel Colombana
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Rachel Colombana

Rachel Colombana is GFI’s Deputy Director of Development, helping oversee the department’s operations. Areas of expertise: fundraising, corporate sponsorships, grants, development strategy

ACADEMIC COMMUNITY COORDINATOR
Team Expert

Arjun Iyer

Arjun works with GFI’s university innovation team to transform universities into engines of alternative protein innovation via The Alt Protein Project. Areas of expertise: university research programs, curricula development, community building and engagement, environmental science, public health

GFI Creative Coordinator Ann Ittoop
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Ann Ittoop

Ann Ittoop oversees GFI's web and design projects and resources from concept to launch Areas of expertise: digital marketing, copywriting

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

Laura Clark
Team Expert

Laura Clark

Laura serves as an Entrepreneurship Specialist, helping to position GFI as a valuable resource for emerging companies in the alternative proteins sector as they launch and scale. Areas of Expertise: entrepreneurship, strategic planning, team building, market validation, mentorship

Ryan Dowdy
Team Expert

Ryan Dowdy, Ph.D.

Ryan Dowdy spearheads technical analyses for GFI's Science & Technology department and oversees SciTech's Science & Technology Analysis Team (STAT). Areas of Expertise: food science, fermentation, technical analyses, forecasting and modeling, public speaking, data science

Jacalyn Webster
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Jacalyn Webster

Jacalyn coordinates the Philanthropy team’s work and supports the Associate Director of Philanthropy. Areas of Expertise: Event and project management, sustainable agriculture, plant-based cooking, nutrition education