Seeding Labs Staff
Founder and Chief Executive Officer Nina has always tried to combine science and global development. She began the effort to build Seeding Labs as a graduate student in 2003. She was a finalist in the 2006 MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition and was awarded an Echoing Green fellowship in 2007 to formally launch and expand Seeding Labs. Nina is a 2010 TEDGlobal Fellow and received the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network Young Professional award for 2010. Nina worked for the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research in Italy where she provided advice on the integration of molecular genetics techniques into conservation and plant breeding activities. She was a Fulbright scholar in 2000 at the Africa Rice Center in Cote d’Ivoire studying rice introgression using molecular markers. Nina obtained her PhD in molecular biology from Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and a BSc in biochemistry from Brown University.
Operations Manager David comes to Seeding Labs from Image Arts, a subsidiary of Hallmark Cards where he provided logistics direction for the company with $110 million in annual sales. He brings 15 years of supply chain management experience with in depth knowledge of international logistics, warehouse execution and distribution center operations. Originally an art student at Southeastern Massachusetts University, David now uses his creative talents to develop logistics strategies that produce operational efficiencies and quality customer service.
Board of Directors
Patricia Larrabee – Chair
President, Facility Logix
CEO, Seeding Labs
Head of Strategic Alliances, T1D Exchange
Principal and Founder, Avance Global Consulting
Healthcare Lead, BlackIvy