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Irina Rodina
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Irina Rodina

Irina Rodina, J.D. provides legal support and advice to GFI’s program teams, ensures compliance with data privacy regulations, and defines and implements enterprise data governance framework. Areas of expertise: technology transactions, nonprofits, data privacy, MDM, Salesforce.

Josh Richards
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Josh Richards

Josh Richards works to identify, solicit, and steward grants in support of GFI’s mission. Areas of expertise: writing, grants management, university research administration, field organizing, animal agriculture

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Maille O’Donnell

Maille O’Donnell supports GFI’s Corporate Engagement team’s work to drive private sector support for alternative proteins. Areas of expertise: project management, environmental science and policy, writing

Sharyn Murray, CFA
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Sharyn Murray, CFA

Sharyn Murray crafts and executes strategies to support investors' exploration of and investment in the alternative protein industry. Areas of expertise: relationship development, public speaking, project management, investment research.

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Heather Mount

Heather Mount oversees GFI's global brand system and creative production, including graphic design and web publishing. Areas of expertise: Project, process, and resource management, brand development, graphic design, and photography.

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Emma Ignaszewski

Emma Ignaszewski oversees the corporate engagement team’s industry intelligence and initiatives 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: alternative protein market landscape, research & analysis, strategy, marketing & communications, alt protein sustainability & climate impacts.

Amy Huang
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Amy Huang

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

Dara Homer
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Dara Homer

Dara Homer delivers support and creative content to fuel the Development team. Areas of expertise: donor communications, leadership development, arts education