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Introducing Karen Gilsdorf from Patagonia


Karen Gilsdorf
Material Innovation Engineer at Patagonia

Karen Gilsdorf is a Materials Innovation Engineer at Patagonia, Inc., headquartered in Ventura, California. She has been on the materials team for the last 5 years of her career, seeking pathways to reduce fossil fuels dependency and bring innovative and game-changing materials to life. Her work has encompassed building supply chains for new input materials, sourcing and developing recycled and biobased materials streams, and searching for promising new inputs. In her time outside of work, she is an avid backcountry skier, trail runner, mountain biker, and fisher.


Karen Gilsdorf


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