Project: Trophic—Plant-based ingredients from the ocean
Bio: Amanda Stiles is a plant biochemist with a mission to transform our food production towards plant-based protein and away from factory farmed animals. Prior to Trophic, she led the research team at Ripple Foods, a plant-based dairy startup, where she developed and patented the process for making Ripptein, a highly purified pea protein. Stiles has a Ph.D. in plant molecular biology from Virginia Tech, where she also earned her B.S. in biology. She joined Trophic as co-founder with CEO Beth Zotter in 2019.