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Chethana Biliyar
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Chethana Biliyar

Chethana Biliyar is responsible for Collaborative Assistance Team (CAT) department management and oversight of administration, finance, IT, and people operations. Areas of expertise: administration, finance, policy and procedure implementation, training, USG international procurement and grants management

Dominic Scicchitano
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Dominic Scicchitano

Dominic provides administrative and project management support for the Communications team’s thought leadership, messaging, and multi-sector engagement efforts. Areas of expertise: writing and editing, project management, community-based and participatory research, communications and engagement rooted in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice

Hanna Barlow
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Hanna Barlow

Hanna works with GFI’s university innovation team to support The Alt Protein Project. Areas of expertise: food systems, biology, community-building, curriculum development, improv and sketch comedy

Asia Sheehab
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Asia Sheehab

Asia works with GFI’s university innovation team to support The Alt Protein Project. Areas of expertise: nutrition, biology, food policy, community-building, project management

Emily Giroux
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Emily Giroux

Emily Giroux supports print and digital asset production for GFI’s communications team. Areas of expertise: project management, process development, asset organization, quality control, communications, writing

Ben Pierce
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Ben Pierce

Ben supports GFI's Corporate Engagement team as a Research Analyst, working to develop data-driven insights within the alternative protein industry. Areas of expertise: CPG sales/marketing, market trends, consumer & category insights, data analysis, project management

Simone Costa, PhD
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Simone Costa, Ph.D.

Simone Costa oversees SciTech's technical solutions team to evaluate and advance technological readiness across alternative protein platforms. Areas of expertise: biomolecular and protein engineering, fermentation, cell biology, strategic planning