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Christie Lagally

Founder & CEO, Seattle Food Tech

Christie Lagally is the founder and CEO of Seattle Food Tech, a plant-based meat production company designing and building automated, 'smart' production facilities to make delicious plant-based chicken products at low-cost and high volumes.

Christie is a mechanical engineer and holder of five patents in manufacturing technology. She spent much of her career in the aerospace industry working on commercial airplanes and spacecraft in testing, design, and manufacturing, and she served as the project manager for a $10M R&D effort for the 777X wing manufacturing unit at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Until January 2018, Christie served as a Senior Scientist for the Good Food Institute uncovering the technical barriers in the development of plant-based meat and clean meat (i.e. cultured meat).

Christie holds Bachelor's degrees in Organizational Psychology and Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering. She is also an active member of the National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington, a co-founder of the Humane Voters of Washington (a political action committee) and serves as a Washington State Council Member for the Humane Society of the United States.