Sophia Letcher, BA
Sophie grew up in Montague, MA and graduated from Kenyon College in 2018 with a B.A. in Neuroscience. After graduation, she spent two years working as a technical research assistant in the Butovsky Lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. During this time she realized her desire to research sustainable solutions using biology, found New Harvest, and became fascinated with cellular agriculture. She is currently a PhD candidate and New Harvest Fellow in the Kaplan Lab at Tufts University where her research focuses on (1) culturing insect cells as a sustainable food source and (2) studying how changes in cellular membrane potential (“bioelectricity”) affect cell fate in various cultured-meat relevant cell types.