Future Fields Team March 2024

Our Mission

Synergizing nature and technology to improve life on Earth.

Our Values

1. Act on the climate crisis

2. Progress over perfection

3. Take initiative

4. Everyone has a voice

5. Make plans - but be prepared to break them

6. We're a team, not a family (so spend time with yours!)

7. Stay humble

8. Embrace discomfort

9. Top to bottom transparency

10. Be good and kind

Our Team

Future Fields co-founder CEO Matt Anderson-Baron

Matt Anderson-Baron, PhD
Co-Founder & CEO

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Proud dad, cell biologist, cycling enthusiast, former punk-rock artist

Future Fields co-founder COO Jalene Anderson-Baron

Jalene Anderson-Baron, MA
Co-Founder & COO

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Mom, ice cream connoisseur, bird watcher, exercise enthusiast

Future Fields VP Sales and Marketing Chris Fetterly

Chris Fetterly, PhD
VP Sales & Marketing

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Tech-utopian, nanoscientist, sci-fi / fantasy fan, martial arts enthusiast

Future Fields VP Finance Matt Alexander

Matthew Alexander, CPA, CA
VP Finance & Admin

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Cycling aficionado, lover of the outdoors, woodworker

Future Fields VP R&D Ela Dudek

Ela Dudek, PhD
VP Research & Development

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STEMinist, women in science advocate, student mentor, community leader, mother

Future Fields Protein Biochemistry Lead Laine Lysyk

Laine Lysyk, MSc
Protein Biochemistry Lead

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Protein scientist, globetrotter, thrifter, mountain explorer, classically trained singer

Future Fields Senior Research Scientist Paige Grant

Paige Grant, MSc
Senior Research Scientist

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Biochemist, social dancer, puppy snuggler, nail art enthusiast

Future Fields Senior Research Scientist Tautvydas Paskevicius

Tautvydas Paskevicius, PhD
Senior Research Scientist

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Biochemist, adventurer, ultra hiking enthusiast, peakbagger, challenge seeker, documentary lover

Future Fields R&D Operations Assistant Abbas Mehdi

Abbas Mehdi
R&D Operations Associate

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Startup enthusiast, synthetic biologist, human rights advocate

Future Fields Senior Scientist Anzer Khan

Anzer Khan, PhD
Genetics Lead

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Drosophilist, geneticist, cricket enthusiast, cook, winter lover

Future Fields Research Scientist Connor Davis

Connor Davis
Research Scientist

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Biochemist, climber, cyclist, chess enthusiast

Future Fields Biomanufacturing Lead Janelle Johnson

Janelle Johnson, MSc
Biomanufacturing Lead

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Virologist, lover of stories, martial arts practitioner, community science outreach advocate, fur-baby mother

Future Fields Biomanufacturing Associate Paria Asadi

Paria Asadi
Biomanufacturing Associate

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Biologist, women's rights advocate, dog lover, kids' best friend, kitchen experimenter

Future Fields Head of Engineering Erik Luber

Erik Luber, PhD
Head of Engineering

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Engineering physicist, lover of maths, sustainable energy scientist, aerial straps coach/performer, rational optimist

Future Fields Automation & Design Engineer Brian Olsen

Brian Olsen, MSc
Automation & Design Engineer

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Materials engineer, computer enthusiast, machine whisperer, 3D artist, piano player (sort-of)

Future Fields Production Technician Ryan Brodziak

Ryan Brodziak
Production Associate

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Restaurateur, boulderer, cycler of the regular and motor variety, hockey lover

Future Fields Production Technician Kennedy Tkach

Kennedy Tkach
Production Technician

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Theatre buff, Red Seal pastry chef, aerial silk performer, adventure seeker

Future Fields QC Lab Coordinator Brittany Fraser

Brittany Fraser, MSc
QC Lab Coordinator

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Lover of nature, soccer mom, Harry Potter fan, ultimate party planner

Future Fields Research Scientist Iryna Ilienko

Iryna Ilienko, PhD
Senior Research Scientist

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Immunocytologist, mother, world traveller, appreciator of life’s beauty

Future Fields Cell Culture Technician Anyeld Ubeda

Anyeld Ubeda, MSc
Cell Culture Technician

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Biotech scientist, nature and plant lover, swimming and running enthusiast, always learning

Future Fields Quality Control Lead Lia Firth

Lia Firth
Quality Control Lead

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Pharmacologist, gardener, dancer, gamer, mother of humans and cats

Future Fields Quality Assurance Lead Qi Meek

Qi Meek, MSc
Quality Assurance Lead

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Solution finder, environmental scientist, gardener, avid cook, happy mama

Future Fields' Senior QA Associate Harold Abaidoo-Ayin

Harold Abaidoo-Ayin
Senior QA Associate

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Guardian of GMP, sci-fi/fantasy/medieval fanatic, die-hard soccer fan, wanderlust adventurer, proud papa, video game enthusiast

Future Fields Quality Control Associate Thuy Nguyen

Thuy Nguyen, PhD
Quality Control Associate

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Bio-analytical chemist, life-long learner, foodie, book lover, minimalist

Future Fields Protein Purification Technician Ashley Pillay

Ashley Pillay
Quality Control Assistant

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Avid reader, artist, movie lover, tech-geek, life-long learner

Future Fields Marketing Lead Diane Jeon

Diane Jeon
Marketing Lead

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Night owl, soup lover, Americano appreciator, downhill skier, uphill thinker

Future Fields Marketing Associate Simon Wu

Simon Wu, MSc
Marketing Associate

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Enjoying making videos, understanding businesses, and travelling

Future Fields Business Development Representative Jeremy Jerasi

Jeremy Jerasi, MSc
Business Development Representative

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Organic chemistry tutor, fantasy novel buff, constantly hungry for food and knowledge

Future Fields Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellow Sophie Keegan

Sophie Keegan, PhD
Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellow

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Geneticist, travel lover, ringette and piano player

Future Fields Regulatory Affairs Lead Nagalakshmi Kannuchamy

Nagalakshmi Kannuchamy, PhD
Regulatory Affairs Lead

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Food scientist, food lover, mother, explorer

Future Fields Operations Lead Brandon Kwong

Brandon Kwong
Operations Lead

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Near futurist, emoji enthusiast, grammer* geek, declining physique

Future Fields Executive Assistant Mia Dennis

Mia Dennis
Finance Associate

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Organizational wizard, avid traveller, sci-fi enthusiast, tea drinker

Future Fields Facilities Assistant Artem Nazarenko

Artem Nazarenko
Facilities Assistant

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Coming soon!

We see a future where embracing the full human experience does not compromise the health and viability of humanity and the planet.