Allison Pieja is the co-founder and CTO of Mango Materials, a start-up company that produces biodegradable polymers from methane gas. She received her Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Stanford University in 2011, with a focus on selection of microbes for the production of poly-hydroxyalkanoate (PHA) from methane. Allison received her B.S.E. from Princeton University in Civil & Environmental Engineering in 2004 and graduated with a Certificate in Engineering Biology. She has contributed to multiple patents and publications in the PHA field. At Mango Materials, she leads scale-up and process optimization of Mango Materials’ process to produce biopolymer from waste methane gas.