Alexia Akbay is the CEO and Founder of Symbrosia, a marine biotech company based in Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i developing a red seaweed feed additive to reduce livestock methane by over 90%. With a background in green chemistry, Alexia's prior research focused on petroleum-based consumer products, medical marijuana, and blockchain-enabled carbon accounting. She is passionate about sustainability as a member of the Forbes 30 under 30 2022 class in the Social Impact category, Grist 50 Fixer, climate activist, NSF-funded researcher, and author in “A Better Planet: 40 Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future”, commenting on genomics as a tool for climate change mitigation and adaptation. She received an MPH from Yale and holds a B.S. from New York University in Chemistry.
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