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alumni spotlight Adam Kavalier (‘11) Lehman Alum Goes from the Chemistry Lab to His Own Chocolate Factory Graduates are often told that with a good education, the world is theirs. Yet few take it to heart quite like Adam Kavalier. Faced with a disappointing academic job market when he graduated in 2011 with a post-doctoral degree in biochemistry, he did what many of us would do: he reached for some chocolate. Kavalier, though, added a twist—he reached for his own chocolate, using a combination of entrepreneurial skill and Lehman-honed scientific knowledge to open a line of handcrafted bars. Lab, Kavalier became interested in flavonoids, compounds with strong antioxidant properties that occur in many kinds of plants. “I enjoyed doing research on food because there were both flavor and medicinal applications,” said Kavalier, whose dissertation work focused on the hop plant. “Cacao and chocolate have Adam Kavalier similar flavonoid compounds which is why they are considered a super food. It was a natural transition to study cacao flavonoids which turned into a passion for chocolate as a flavor-rich but medicinally potent food.” In December 2014, Kavalier founded Undone Chocolate. While it is based in Washington, D.C., the company’s roots reach back to the Bronx. “Learning in [the Lehman] environment fostered a sense of creativity and technical development, both of which are very applicable to the skills required as an entrepreneur,” he said. “The best thing about making chocolate is the combination of science and creativity that is involved, both are critical pieces of the process.” Undone Chocolate is available in more ѡԁɕх̰͡)Ց]̸-مȁ́́Ѽɕхѽɔ)ݡݥՑݡɔѽ́݅эѡ)ɽ́єq%Ё́ȁѕѥѼչɅٕѡ)ѽ䁽єݡɔЁ́ɽ܁Ё́t(ȁɔɵѥU єȁѼɑȁаѼ)չє()]Ց她ݥѠ)͕́хѥ٥ͽ)Aɽͽȁ݅ɐ)-䁽ѡ Ḿѵ)ѡAѽ(+Q兹 ɐ()%Iٕɽ̀`($$(+aٕM%́ɕЁMѽd()]%Iٕɽ́݅́)ѡȁݽձхѱ䁍ɕЁ)M͠ɕɍ܁х)Ё݅́ȁȁѼɕхȁЁՅq!ݽձ݅́ѡ)Mٔ͠t͡՝)Iٕɽ́ȁ䁕Ʌѕ)ɽɝѥݡ݅͡)ȵ啅̵Q䁱ٕ!e)-эȁɕ́ͽ͡͠)́ɹMɕаѕ)ݽɭё́ѡѕȁ)ѼЁѡȁ丁])%Iٕɽ́ѡȁݽձ͍)ѥ́ѡѕЁݽɱ́ݥѠȸ)!͕ٕ́ɅQ䰁Iٕɽ́́ͥЁѽ)ɽՍȁȁѡ ͡܁Qq%ӊéȁ͕ɥ)ѕѼѡ1ѥչ丁$ȁݥȁѽɥ)ѡЁЁȁչ䳊t͡ͅqQа)Qɕ̰$)፡̸%ӊéݽəհܻ͡t)Iٕɽ̰ݡ́ݼ̰́ѡͥѥѡЁQх)ѽՕ́AɕͥЁ=éɥѼ Չq]ͥЁݸ)ݥѠͬa]Ё́ѡ́ɥ]Ё́Ё)ȁѡȁ̰ȁѡTL!܁́ѡ́ѡѥ)Ё͕gt͡ͅq]ͼٔչ䁍ȁݡɔ)ݔ͡ɔٕ́ݥѡȁ1ѥչѡЁѡ)ݥѠѡȁ̻t)́Սٕ́́͡ȁͥѥIٕɽٕ́́ѡЁݽɭ)́ѡ͡ߊéͥЁѽȁ̃qѡЁ()M5ф`4L`Ф($()%Ё݅́Ё1ݡɔȁɹʹɕȁ݅́ɸq$ٕ)ѡɔɽѡЁ$݅Ѽѡѥհ̳t͡)ͅ]Ё1Iٕɽ́Ց5́ չѥ)ѕ܁ȁɽͽ́ݕɔq̵Qх՝Ё́܁Ѽ)ЁѽѡȁɽՍѥѼܳ͡t͡ͅq]ɕ܁Ёѡ)̰Ʌ̰ݡ݅́ѼՑQ͡ݕ)ɽȁѥ܁Ѽ͡܁ͽ䁽٥ѡݽձ)ЁՍոݽəհ݅今tIٕɽ́ɕ́1)չȁͥȁɹʹqQɽͽ́ݕɔ饹t͡ͅq1䁕̻t+q]$хѕѡ̰́ͥ$݅́Ё1t͡ͅ)Iٕɽ́ѕɹЁѡ éݸ ɽ9иq%ӊéͥ䁄)QXՑ]ȁܸ́͡Qݽձ͕)ѡɕЁݥѠɄɕѕȸ$ݕЁݥѠݡ)ɔ܁Ёѡȁхѥ̰Ց9dNJé5ȸ$݅)́Ʉͽչɽչѡ ɽೊt͡ͅq'e)׊dϊtt)Iٕɽ́ͼѕɹЁ L݅́ɕ́́ͥха)ݽɭȁɹЁIѡȸq%Ё݅́ͼ፥ѥMѽɥ)ݕɔɽɕ́ɽչѡݽɱt͡ͅMѕ)ݕЁѼU٥ͥх她Ȁ́啅̸qU٥ͥ݅́ݡɔ$)ɹٕѡѡ$ͼ͡M͠t)͡ͅq$݅́ͥЁѽȁɽՍȁѡ)ɹܰ͡хȸQݕɔɕЁ%Ё݅́)今tѕȁU٥ͥIٕɽٕ́ѼQḾͼ)͕ѡ܁1ѥ́ٔɕ͡ѡ͍+q]eɔɥЁܳt͡ͅqQɔɔЁ1ѥ́%Ё́ٽٕ$ѡݗeٔ݅今t+PM酹I鑕()!܁=5Ѡ ́1Ѽ ɕȁЁ% 4()5䁝ɅՅѕ́݅ЁѼɝЁѡȁձ̸́e)ȁM5фЁ݅́ͥѥٔɥ+qAɽͽȁ91ɕѽѥѼɔѡՑ)չѽѡѕɥtͅѡյݡɕٕѠ)4Lɽ1ѕȁ͍q!ե)ѡɽ՝ѡ́չхձ́́ݕ)ɽ٥ɕЁ٥ȁ䁙ɔ%ѥ$ɕٕ)ѡհѼȁ٥ɕѼЁѡ)% 4ѕɹ͡ɽɅt((()́'eٕٔȁt]Ё͡Ёɕѕ́́ѡЃqٕͥ)䁥́ɕЁѽe׊eɔ݅́ѡe׊eɔ݅)她Ѽѕt()1Q()QЁѕɹ͡Ѽ5чéɕЁͥѥ)ݥѠѡѕиMЁ́͡)M٥AɽՍЁЁAɽɅ1)фɍѕЁЁ% 4q$ɽ٥ѕ͡Ѽѕ́ɽ́ѡTLI%)5᥍t͡ͅq$ͼ%PQ͕́)ѡ% 4QM٥́ḾQ̻t)Aɕ٥ͱ䰁͡ѡͥѥ́ ͥ)ɍѕЁM݅ɔȁЁѡ()ͥɽѡͽձЁ́͡ɽȁͥѥ)5фٕ́Ё́፥ѥѥٕɅѼݽɬMQ4+q'eٔѡɕɽЁѕѥѥٕ̳tͅ5ф)ݡݽѡԁIͥMхȁ] ȁMQ4݅ɐ)Mѡ́́ɽ٥ȁ͠ѥɔՑϊQ䁵ɔݽQѼمɥ́MQ4)ɥ̸()ѡ́t͡ͅѡЁՑ́ձͼЁɽ)]ɔɔQ9܁͕ɥ͕́ͥ́ݥѠմݽɭ)ѡɥ̸qQѡ́͡ݥѡ́ѡЁѡ)ͥѥ́ͥMQ4ɕȻt%Ё݅́ͥѡ)͡ɹЁ1ѡɽ՝ȁݽɬᅵЁ)5чéѕѥѼ䁥Ё݅ɐ+Q(+qUٕͥѥ́ɕЁѼɕ͡ɕєMQ4)ȁ͕ȁѡЁ͕́չхѡѕѥɕ́()1Q((((