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Waverly Eichhorst

2020 Generation Fellow

Waverly Eichhorst is USDA New Food Systems Technology Fellow in the CU Boulder Environmental Studies Ph.D. Program. She is motivated by a passion to build sustainable and equitable food systems, with a specific interest in conducting research investigating the social, economic, and political considerations of a just transition to alternative protein sources. Waverly carries a B.A. in Biology from Grinnell College and has previously conducted research developing decellularized plant tissues as cultivated meat scaffolds and identifying cross-disciplinary research opportunities to advance the development of alternative protein products. She seeks to apply her technical knowledge of the alternative protein field to identify opportunities for the production and distribution of alternative proteins to support the resiliency of global food systems.