Executive Director at ACTION Innovation Network

Special interest in new business ventures in life science, cleantech, food, natural products, and agriculture dedicated to resource conservation. Currently Executive Director of ACTION Innovation Network, connecting startups/scaleups to space, services, and resources to accelerate their success in the industry sectors of cleantech, life science, robotics, advanced materials, aerospace and marine/maritime. Formerly, Principal of J. Popolo Design, an environmentally-focused landscape design and consulting firm with residential, municipal, and institutional clients. Former research scientist in agricultural biotechnology focused on increasing nutritional qualities and disease resistance in crop plants.