Freshspire Executive Team

Freshspire was co-founded by Shraddha Rathod (Chief Executive Officer), Mona Amin (Chief Strategy Officer), Gabrielle Beaudry, Hannah Sloan, & Jennifer Wu.

NC State University Social Innovation Fellows

We are excited to invite the 2017-2018 NCSU SI Fellows to our team. Their wealth of knowledge, passion, and drive is helping Freshspire expand to new horizons. 

Sofia Abdo Business Administration Major with a Concentration in Marketing, Design Studies Minor I have a long-standing passion for issues of sustainability, specifically in the context of sustainable sourcing foods. I would most like to solve the issue of limited access to healthy and sustainable foods in areas across the US considered 'food deserts' as well as remote communities worldwide.

Sofia Abdo

Business Administration Major with a Concentration in Marketing, Design Studies Minor

I have a long-standing passion for issues of sustainability, specifically in the context of sustainable sourcing foods. I would most like to solve the issue of limited access to healthy and sustainable foods in areas across the US considered 'food deserts' as well as remote communities worldwide.

Thomas Armstrong Business Administration Major, Concentrating in Entrepreneurship I started my first company when I was 12 years old - an iPhone application that a friend and I worked on for two years and then published to the App Store. Since then, I have started and managed several companies, mostly in the digital marketing and website hosting spaces. I now run SnapFire Studios, a digital marketing consulting company specializing in video production and photography. I am looking forward to be a part of an initiative that will have a tangible impact on the global food and clean water supply.

Thomas Armstrong

Business Administration Major, Concentrating in Entrepreneurship

I started my first company when I was 12 years old - an iPhone application that a friend and I worked on for two years and then published to the App Store. Since then, I have started and managed several companies, mostly in the digital marketing and website hosting spaces. I now run SnapFire Studios, a digital marketing consulting company specializing in video production and photography. I am looking forward to be a part of an initiative that will have a tangible impact on the global food and clean water supply.

Emmerson Barnhill Sustainable Materials & Technology, Minor in Industrial Engineering I am driven by my passion for sustainability. I hope to apply the tools that I acquire from my coursework and developmental programs to the emerging field of Social Enterprise. Though my major does include a couple of introductory business classes, I hope to obtain more knowledge on how businesses operate. A large portion of my time outside of the classroom is spent training and traveling to meets, as I am on the Swimming and Diving team here at NC State.

Emmerson Barnhill

Sustainable Materials & Technology, Minor in Industrial Engineering

I am driven by my passion for sustainability. I hope to apply the tools that I acquire from my coursework and developmental programs to the emerging field of Social Enterprise. Though my major does include a couple of introductory business classes, I hope to obtain more knowledge on how businesses operate. A large portion of my time outside of the classroom is spent training and traveling to meets, as I am on the Swimming and Diving team here at NC State.

 
Rachel Pythress Anthropology Major, Psychology Minor I focus on approaching problems with a strong sense of cultural relativism. In 2015, I studied abroad in Guatemala, furthering her interest in other cultures and her knowledge about cultural sensitivity. My passion for social justice is a driving force throughout all of her activities, and she is very excited to be working with the Freshspire team to create sustainable solutions to the problem of food waste. 

Rachel Pythress

Anthropology Major, Psychology Minor

I focus on approaching problems with a strong sense of cultural relativism. In 2015, I studied abroad in Guatemala, furthering her interest in other cultures and her knowledge about cultural sensitivity. My passion for social justice is a driving force throughout all of her activities, and she is very excited to be working with the Freshspire team to create sustainable solutions to the problem of food waste.