Our Team

Yes, we're a startup!

Our team is small but growing.

We are all committed student entrepreneurs who are passionate about this venture. Learn more about our journey here.

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Josh Jay James "J³"

Co-Founder, Marketing

Skilled with a camera, creative design tools, & advertising- Josh is the marketing mastermind of Allergenius. Nearly all of the camera work, graphic & visual design, web design, and social media presence is controlled by Josh. To see more of his other work, visit joshjayjames.com

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Anya Ranjan

Co-Founder, Business

Business savvy with a knack for public speaking, Anya is a visionary businesswoman that manages most of the strategy, legal, and logistical elements of our operation. She also has a severe tree nut allergy (and a sweet tooth).

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Maddie Cook

Co-Founder, Operations

Maddie is the Aller-GENIUS that invented our recipes! She has a severe dairy allergy and a brother with multiple food allergies, and also a passion for baking! She now oversees the operational elements of Allergenius like ingredient sourcing, cookie production, & shipping.

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Kristelle Chanlam

CFO

Kristelle has family with food allergies and a love for baking. Inspired by the Allergenius mission, she applies her business expertise to construct financial models & analyze data we yield from our operation. Fun fact, she  used to run her own baking company that makes Napolitaine, a Mauritian dessert.

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Want to join our team? Get in touch with us here.

Advisory Board

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Dr. Dawn Bohn

Director, Online Masters of Science in Food Science Program - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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Kathy Weitmann

Head of Global Manufacturing, Impossible Foods