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Gilonne d'Origny

Gilonne d'Origny is Translational Advisor for the Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington, which designs new proteins to solve problems in medicine, energy, and technology. She is a member of the board of directors of the Center for Progressive Reform.

She also runs PlanetA, a cellular agriculture and climate solutions consultancy.  She also advises startups on strategy and fundraising (e.g., DeepCell Industries, Exit Reality) and local nonprofits on decarbonization and bridging the cognitive dissonance gap.  

With a foundation in sovereignty law and managing the global commons, she has worked in companies helping design strategies to repurpose their core business to adapt to climate change. Because she loves the law but is not a lawyer, Gilonne co-produced and co-directed Stealing Klimt (2006), a documentary about the Supreme Court lawsuit Altmann vs. Austria, which led to the restitution to its rightful owners of Klimt’s "Lady In Gold." She also has written extensively on sovereignty over Western Sahara. 

She graduated from Brown with a B.A. in environmental studies and international relations, from the University of London, SOAS, with an M.A. in Geopolitics and an L.L.M. in International Criminal and Environmental Law.  She lives in Seattle.

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