About

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Who am I?

I'm an animal advocate, effective altruist, scientist, and software engineer passionate about cellular agriculture. 

Having spent much of my life advocating for farmed animals, learning about cell-based meat for the first time felt like finding cheat codes for an incredibly high-stakes video game. Instead of spending the next decade nudging public opinion little by little, we could skip right to the end: a world where animals are no longer exploited for agriculture because they're no longer the most effective mode of production.

Nothing else seemed as important for me to work on, so last year I left my software engineering job at YouTube to work on cell-based meat. Since then, I have been looking for the most effective ways I can use my skills to move the industry forward.

Contact me at robert [dot] e [dot] yaman [at] gmail, or subscribe to my newsletter