David Kay is the Senior Manager of Communications & Operations and first employee at Memphis Meats, a food company developing a way to produce real meat by growing animal cells without the need raise full animals. David leads the company’s public relations strategy as well as its efforts to mobilize mission-driven supporters at both an institutional and grassroots level. He also helps develop and execute the company’s broader communications, operations and policy strategies. Most recently, he helped lead the founding of the Alliance for Meat, Poultry and Seafood Innovation (AMPS Innovation), the world’s first formal coalition of cell-based meat companies. Prior to joining Memphis Meats, David studied political science at Stanford University.