Meet The Team
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.
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.
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.
Elliott is the acting CFO and a senior at Boston College in the Carroll School of Management where he double majors in Finance and Marketing. Additionally, in the Morrissey School of Arts and Science he is majoring in Philosophy. Over the past five years, he has held positions at Jantris Marketing Services LLC, Vector Marketing Corporation, and Bank of America Corporation. Currently, he is an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for the Entrepreneurial Finance course at Boston College. Through these various positions, he has gained experience in sales, marketing, and the financial services industry.