Gia is currently working as an independent consultant supporting the agricultural biotechnology industry, after leaving in 2017 as the Director of Project Planning with Arcadia Biosciences managing the program portfolio of the company. Prior to that she managed the Analytical Science and Regulatory Support group for nearly 5 years, performing crop analysis and generating data for regulatory approvals through the FDA, USDA and multiple international agencies. Before that she worked as a principal scientist also at Arcadia in the Nitrogen Use Efficiency Program generating metabolic and protein fingerprints for engineered plant lines. She has also worked as a Research Technician at Rice University between undergrad and graduate school. Gia has a PhD in Biochemistry from Rice University (2007) and graduated from Indiana University (2001) with a BS in Biology, where she studied plant natural products and protein chemistry, respectively.