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Rachel Faulkner, J.D.
Team Team Member

Rachel Faulkner, J.D.

Rachel Faulkner, J.D., is one of GFI’s in-house attorneys, focusing on legal support for the Policy and Corporate Engagement teams. Areas of expertise: legal advice, nonprofit administration, contract drafting and negotiation, intellectual property, legal research and writing, corporate outreach

Madeline Cohen
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Madeline Cohen

Madeline Cohen works on regulatory and policy issues affecting cultivated meat and plant-based foods. Areas of expertise: regulatory landscape, domestic policy, and litigation

Megan Kellums
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Megan Kellums

Megan helps the Development team stay organized and collaborate efficiently to achieve ambitious fundraising goals. Areas of expertise: project management, organization, collaboration, effective communication.

Carolyn Englar
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Carolyn Englar

Carolyn Englar crafts compelling stories to advance alternative proteins and transform the global food system. Areas of expertise: global communications, media strategy, public relations, relationship management

Ingrid Eck
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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

Rachel Colombana
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Rachel Colombana

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

GFI Creative Coordinator Ann Ittoop
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Ann Ittoop

Ann Ittoop supports the creation, optimization, and implementation of GFI’s website content strategy. Areas of expertise: content development, digital marketing, social media

Christina Aguila
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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
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Laine Clark

Laine serves as an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Manager, 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