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Plant Futures Symposium 2021

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Matthew Hayek

Assistant Professor, New York University's Department of Environmental Studies

Elaine Watson

Editor, FoodNavigator-USA

Blake Byrne

Business Innovation Specialist, Good Food Institute

Nina Gheihman

PhD, Harvard

Samantha Derrick

MPH Candidate, UC Berkeley

Brittany Sartor

UGBA Candidate, UC Berkeley

Jordan Bennett

MBA Candidate, UC Berkeley

Seth Tibbott

Founder and Chairman, The Tofurky Company

Melissa Abbott

Vice President, Hartman Retainer Services, Hartmann Group

Nate Storey

Co-founder and Chief Science Officer, Plenty

Lisa Feria

CEO and Managing Director, Stray Dog Capital

Alli Condra

Associate, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

TK Pillan

Partner, Powerplant Ventures | Executive Chairman, Veggie Grill

Miyoko Schinner

Founder & CEO, Miyoko’s

Seth Goldman

Chief Change Agent, Eat the Change | Co-founder, PLNT Burger | Chair of the Board, Beyond Meat

Garrett Broad

Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University

Ethan Brown

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Beyond Meat

Jasmine Leyva

Actress, Filmmaker, The Leyva Company LL

Greg Steltenpohl

Founder, Califia Farms

Minh Tsai

Founder and CEO, Hodo Inc.

Renee King-Sonnen

Founder, Rowdy Girl Sanctuary

Zoë Robaey

Assistant Professor in Ethics of Technology, Wageningen University

Milton Mills


George Lee

Chef & Influencer

Sabina Vyas

MPH | Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives, Plant-based Foods Association

Steve Sando

Founder and President, Rancho Gordo

Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

MD, MCSI, Author of Fiber Fueled

David Katz


lauren Ornelas

Founder, Food Empowerment Project

Björn Öste

Co-Founder and CEO, Good Idea; Co-Founder of Oatly

Ricardo San Martin

UC Berkeley Faculty

James Wilks

Producer, The Game Changers Documentary

Joseph Pace

Producer, Writer, The Game Changers Documentary

Charlene Roxas

Class Representative

Charlotte Douglas

Chief Operating Officer, Row 7 Seed Company

Emma Jagoz

Moon Valley Farm

Dan Altschuler Malek

New Crop Capital

Will Rosenzweig

Faculty Steward, UC Berkeley Haas Center for Responsible Business

George Lee

Chef & Influencer

Lisa Feria

CEO and Managing Director, Stray Dog Capital

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