Shiru is pleased to announce that Sheeva Haghighat has joined the team as a Project Manager.

Shiru’s mission is to feed people sustainably by leveraging machine learning and precision biology to identify and create ideal food proteins. Sheeva has the rare mix of computational, scientific, and organizational skills that will take Shiru’s discovery process to the next level.

Sheeva received her BS in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering with a concentration in Biotechnology from the University of California Berkeley. She then progressed through multiple roles at Zymergen which allowed her to gain a range of experiences working with lab, software, and data science teams. Starting as a research associate running high throughput lab processes, Sheeva then became a manufacturing engineer that supported building out data tracking infrastructure. After that, she was promoted to become the manager of a Data Management Engineering team. More recently, she was the Technology Product Manager for High Throughput Screening and Fermentation functions, before finding her role here at Shiru as a Project Manager.

“I’m honored to be part of a team who is working towards a more sustainable food future. I’m excited to use my experience while working alongside a talented group of individuals to drive us all towards a better future. There’s only so much impact I can have by changing my day-to-day activities at home, so I’m eager to have an opportunity to help drive a sustainability mission that can make an impact on a much larger scale!”

Outside of work, Sheeva enjoys getting out of the house to play volleyball, whether it be indoor or outdoor. She’s also a fan of practicing karate, and is excited to be training with her dojo again after a very long hiatus. She has two cats named Asher and Phoenix, and when Phoenix will allow it, she enjoys working on puzzles that do not have pieces that have mysteriously gone missing.