Etosha Cave is chief science officer and co-founder of Opus 12, which is a startup recycling CO2 into higher-value products. She works with both the engineering team and the business development team to build the technology and grow the organization. Etosha has been passionate about energy and climate change since her childhood. She received her PhD from Stanford University, where she gained the foundational knowledge for this technology. In 2015, Etosha was a speaker at TedXStanford and the winner of the 2015 Cool Companies Competition at the Fortune Brainstorm E Conference. Prior to starting at Stanford, Etosha worked in Antarctica at the McMurdo Research Station. Etosha graduated from Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in its first graduating class.