Dave has guided Triton through the regulatory challenges of bringing a new food to market. Dave spearheaded Triton’s regulatory effort to achieve United States FDA “No Questions” GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status for Triton’s algae, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, for use as a protein replacement in foods.

Before joining Triton, Mr. Schroeder was Director of Government Research Relations at the University of California, San Diego, where he led the development and execution of strategies and related projects on behalf of UCSD's federal and state research priorities. In this role, he successfully identified and secured more than $25 million for UCSD-specific research endeavors. Additionally, he helped drive the formation of the California Center for Algae Biotechnology, and was instrumental in establishing early legislative support for the UCSD Brain Initiative program.

Schroeder came to UC San Diego from Washington DC, where he worked for 10 years on Capitol Hill as legislative director for two California members of the U.S. House of Representatives. He advised the Congressmen on legislative strategy, policy, and floor votes on all issues - including energy, environment, natural resources, public health, budget and appropriations - and was responsible for advancing their legislative priorities. In this latter capacity, he helped craft and implement strategies to successfully enact into public law several amendments to major environmental statutes such as the Clean Air Act, the Wilderness Act, and the Clean Water Act.