Chiara Cecchini is the US Director of the Italy-based Future Food Institute and an alumni of the Food Innovation Program—an educational course founded by IFTF, the Future Food Institute, and the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. She is a research affiliate for the Institute for the Future Food Futures Lab, the founder of Feat, a company which aims to make wellness accessible and fun, —as well as a Researcher at the the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition's Foundation and UC Davis.