Meet the Team!

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Kareem Rabbat

CEO

Kyle Wyche

COO

Rob Davis

Nutrient Specialist

Kareem Rabbat is a recent grad of the University of Pittsburgh with a major in Environmental Engineering and an Engineering for Humanity certificate. He has designed and launched aquaponics systems in Brazil and the U.S., and is a certified operator of anaerobic digesters. As our CEO, he strives to innovate our systems to maximize energy output, conserve resources, and close all loops.

Rob is an ecology & evolution and environmental studies double major at Pitt. He specializes in digester operation as well as indoor growth methods. His focus includes hydroponics and creating controlled growth environments.

Dylan Lew is a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University studying Materials Science and Engineering. He has worked on fuel cell research in Israel, 3D printed parts for jet engines at GE Aviation, and developed lunar dust mitigation techniques at NASA. He placed Ecotone Renewables 2nd at the Allegheny Cleantech Competition in 2019 with alumni Sasha Cohen Ioannides, and focuses efforts on forging partnerships, 3D modeling the seahorse system, and innovating technology.

Dylan Lew

CTO

Kyle has always been fascinated by natural systems—manifesting through his current work in terrarium design. Trained in the study of biological research and ecology, Kyle has experience working with multiple innovative startup companies. 

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Sasha Cohen Ioannides

Advisor

Sasha has a passion for behavioral science and sustainability. As a recent CMU graduate, she is working as an organizational developer in Sweden and running her startup, FarmEZ, for farmers in developing countries. She placed Ecotone Renewables 2nd at the Allegheny Cleantech Competition in 2019, 1st at the Ford Community College Challenge, 1st at CMU’s McGinnis Competition, and 2nd at the CMU Venture Capital Competition.