About the Scientist
Ryan Bethencourt is best known for his work as program director and venture partner at Indie.Bio, a biology accelerator and early stage seed fund. Bethencourt was head of life sciences at the XPRIZE foundation, a co-founder and CEO of Berkeley Biolabs, a biotech accelerator, and Halpin Neurosciences, an ALS therapeutics-focused biotech company. Bethencourt co-founded Counter Culture Labs, a citizen science nonprofit, and Sudo Room, a hacker space based in downtown Oakland, California.
About the Guest Comedians
Natasha Muse is a mom, a transsexual, and a firm agnostic. The SF Weekly once declared her a “Comedian to Watch” in 2014, and in 2016 they upgraded her to an “Artist to Watch.” Natasha features at the SF Punchline and Cobb’s Comedy Club.
Kaseem Bentley is a San Francisco native and has been described by SF Weekly as the "best racial humor you don't feel guilty laughing at," by touching on racial stereotypes without being racist. He has also been on SeeSo and VICE TV’s Flophouse.