Meet: Laura D'Asaro
Full Bio: Laura's journey in social entrepreneurship began at age fifteen, when she raised $14,000 through her lemonade stand to build a playground for her community. At nineteen, she co-founded Wema Inc., an education nonprofit in Kenya, and co-founded Six Foods, now Chirps, at 23. Laura’s inspiration stemmed from the fact that she has been an off and on vegetarian her whole life, struggling with the moral and environmental aspects of eating meat. She first ate a caterpillar from a street vendor in Tanzania, during a study abroad program, and realized that insects could be that sustainable protein she was looking for. Laura sent an article to her college roommate (now co-founder), and a few escaped crickets in her dorm room later, Chirps was born. In addition, Laura has broken multiple world records, including the longest book domino chain and fastest time to crawl one mile. She is also a 2013 Harvard college graduate.
Work Description: Chirps (formerly, Six Foods) works to normalize insect consumption as a sustainable source of protein. Famous for their cricket flour chips, Chirps believes in their mission of aiming to get people excited about eating bugs, one delicious cricket chip at a time.