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Sustainable Food System - Part B Featuring Emily Ma

Oceanside Meet: In order to combat the greatest global food insecurity crisis of our time, which has been exacerbated by the pandemic, climate change, and warfare beyond industry control, Emily first explains the enormous challenges we are facing. She then shares her perspective on potential solutions to solve the problem.

Guest speaker's bio: Emily Ma has led a number of early stage moonshots at X, Alphabet's moonshot factory. X creates radical new technologies designed to solve some of the world's biggest problems. In the last few years, Emily's focus has been on developing radical new approaches to the problem of food waste. During her time at X, Emily helped bring a range of breakthrough technologies into the world, including Loon internet balloons, Glass smart glasses, and Makani's energy kites. Emily started her career as a mechanical engineer and roboticist. In her time with IDEO, a global design and innovation consultancy, Emily worked on end-to-end innovation programs with clients ranging from Eli Lilly to Proctor & Gamble, during which she came to understand the equal importance of human-centered design, engineering and business. With this, she returned to Stanford University to pursue her MBA and continues to teach entrepreneurship at the School of Engineering. She is the holder of seven patents spanning medical devices to consumer electronics.


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