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Michelle Ruiz


Michelle Ruiz is the CEO and co-founder of Hyfé Foods. She is a chemical engineer with 10 years of manufacturing experience with ExxonMobil and has bioengineering expertise in wastewater treatment. Michelle has designed and implemented processes that reduce water pollution, managed a $5M sales territory, and started up a $250M refinery capital investment. Michelle holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

She founded Hyfé Foods in response to her mother’s diagnosis of pre-diabetes. She was frustrated with how difficult it is to avoid refined carbohydrates in foods. It makes disease prevention nearly impossible. To fix that, she decided to use bioengineering to make food that is good for people and the planet.