A Decision Science major at Carnegie Mellon University, Sasha's passions for sustainable food waste come from her previous background of farming — meaning that she has built a strong understanding of the agricultural industry as well as data and business research involved within the project. Sasha's innovative approaches to solving agricultural problems span multiple continents as she has worked on projects in the U.S., Norway, and India.
Kareem Rabbat is about to graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Environmental Engineering and a certificate in Engineering for Humanity. He has designed and implemented aquaponics/hydroponics systems in Brazil and The United States, is a certified operator of anaerobic digesters, and is well versed in breakdown and distribution of nutrients in both soil and hydroponic biomes.
A Materials Engineering graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University, Dylan's focus is on the application of material innovation in the production of renewable energy. His previous experience includes AEM Fuel Cell research under Dario Dekel at the Technion and additively manufactured silver scaffolds for application in Li-ion batteries as a researcher at CMU. Additionally, Dylan has experience as a failure analyst for turbine engines from his experience working for GE Aviation.
Sasha Cohen Ioannides
At Ecotone we believe in constant innovation; be that with plumbing fixes or integrating new systems into our modular digester. Rob provides solutions to many of the smellier parts of our business. He studies biology and environmental studies at the University of Pittsburgh and is focused on fertilizer production and optimization within our system.
Nutrient & Digester Technician
Kyle received his B.S in ecology & evolution from the University of Pittsburgh. During his time he gained experience with building a startup, creating business models, and performing research in data analytics. His early love for sustainable food systems originated with home gardens and his passion for creating terrariums and paludariums.