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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.

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, science communication, fish puns.

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Brian Berry

Brian Berry is our Strategic Planning Specialist, helping GFI build, track, and evaluate goals across U.S. and international teams. Areas of expertise: organizational strategy, logistics, project management, e-commerce.

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Renee Bell

Renee Bell is GFI’s 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.

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Matt Ball

Matt Ball works across the organization as a communications generalist. Areas of expertise: writing, editing, environmentalism, animal advocacy, philosophy, planes, public speaking.

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.

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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.

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Melissa Ahlborn

Melissa Ahlborn develops and interacts with our online audience and helps measure the impact of digital marketing initiatives. Areas of expertise: social media management, digital marketing, food systems, culinary nutrition.