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Charlie Reed

Director of Environmental & Social Impact at PopSockets

Kate McGee

Talent Acquisition Partner at Oatly

Lucy Danziger

Editorial Director & Chief Content Officer, The Beet

Theresa Lieb

Food Systems Analyst @ GreenBiz

Tanya Flink

Digital Editor, VegNews Magazine

Deborah Torres

CEO of Atlas Monroe

Jennifer Stojkovic

Founder of Vegan Women Summit

Monica Chen

Executive Director, Factory Farming Awareness Coalition

Katie Cantrell

Director of Corporate Outreach of Better Food Foundation

Anna Keeve

Freelance journalist & sustainable food thought-leader

Katie Seawell

Chief Commercial Officer, Bowery Farming

Emma Jagoz

Farmer + Owner, Moon Valley Farm

Wendi Gosliner

Sr Researcher/Policy Advisor, Nutrition Policy Institute, UC Div. of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Samantha Derrick

MPH, Program Director, Plant Futures Initiative

Will Rosenzweig

Faculty Steward, UC Berkeley Haas Center for Responsible Business

Tracye McQuirter

Founder of 10 Million Black Vegan Women

Cyrus Khambatta

PhD, Co-founder Mastering Diabetes

Larissa Zimberoff

Journalist & Author

Leah Garcés

President of Mercy For Animals and Author

Paul Schiefer

Senior Director of Sustainability and Social Impact for Amy's Kitchen

Laura Kliman

Dr. Laura Kliman, Director of New Product Development, Impossible Foods

Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni

Vegan Investor & Activist

Bryant Terry

Award-winning Chef, Educator and Author

Tamearra Dyson

Exec Chef/Owner Souley Vegan

Courtney Boyd Myers


Caroline Bushnell

Vice President of Corporate Engagement at The Good Food Institute

Nicole Negowetti

Vice President of Policy & Food Systems, Plant Based Foods Association

Ayesha Sherzai


Dean Sherzai


Nina Gheihman


Ricardo San Martin

Ph.D. Research Director & Industry Fellow, Alternative Meats Lab

Garrett Broad

Associate Professor, Fordham University

Johnny Ream

Partner at Stray Dog Capital

Ashley Kleckner

VP, Product & Marketing at AppHarvest

Brian Spears

Founder and CEO of New Age Meats

Leonardo Aquino

Head of R&D, Unilever Foods & Refreshment in North America

Sparsha Saha

Lecturer, Department of Government

Robby Barbaro

Robby Barbaro, MPH, Co-founder Mastering Diabetes

Seth Goldman

Co-Founder and CEO, Eat the Change | Co-Founder, PLNT Burger | Chair of the Board, Beyond Meat

Jocelyn Ramirez

Chef + Founder, Todo Verde

Dr. Xun Wang

President and CEO of Triton Algae Innovations

Viraj Puri

Co-Founder and CEO, Gotham Greens

Dr. Peter Newton

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Studies, University of Colorado Boulder

Janet Ranganathan

Vice President for Research, Data, and Innovation

Matthew Hayek

Assistant Professor at New York University in the Department of Environmental Studies

Karuna Rawal

Chief Marketing Officer for Nature’s Fynd

Jacek Prus

Founder & CEO, Kuleana

Irina Gerry

Chief Marketing Officer at Change Foods

Gene Baur

President and Co-founder of Farm Sanctuary

David Zilber

Chef, Fermentation Food Scientist and Author

Charity Morgan

Plant-based Chef and Author

Arturo Elizondo


Yi Xin Seow

CJ CheilJedang

Samantha Lubow

Sustainability Coordinator, Cal Dining

Sabina Vyas

Senior Director Impact Strategies, Plant Based Foods Association

Christina Ra

VP Marketing & Communications, Meati Foods

nick withers

President, Huneeus Wines

Rodrigo Soto

General Manager, Huneeus Wines

Laura Ward

Partnership Lead, Beeflow

John Foraker

Once Upon a Farm

Trevor Cabreros

Research Associate

Laney Siegner

Climate Farm School Director at

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