Clarity and simplicity for every fertility journey.

Berry was created to give people the information, tools, and support they need to be their own best advocates in their fertility journeys.

It is built with ♡️ by a team whose firsthand experiences with fertility treatments inspired them to design the tools and resources they wish they’d had.

If you have any questions or you’d like to share some ideas, please get in touch at

Meet our team.

We’re a team of medical professionals and interdisciplinary product builders united by a desire to improve fertility care.

  • Irene Alvarado

    Founder and CEO

    Irene founded Berry after navigating a fertility treatment herself. She is a computer scientist by training and worked as a senior engineer at Google and GitHub, launching new machine learning-enabled products. Irene was an adjunct professor at NYU and is an alumna of Columbia University and Carnegie Mellon.

  • Gilbert L. Mottla, MD


    Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology, Dr. Mottla started and grew Shadygrove’s practice in Maryland. Highly recognized as a reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. Mottla is also a clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Georgetown University.

  • Laura Morrissey, RN, BSN

    Clinical and Operations Lead

    Laura has worked in fertility clinics on both coasts, at NYU Langone Fertility Center and Pacific Fertility Center, and is intimately familiar with the patient experience. She's also worked in labor and delivery, caring for and supporting patients as they bring new life into the world. Both careers have led to a passion for helping patients achieve their goal of growing their family.

  • Chris Sleat

    Head of Product

    Experienced CEO and product leader. Previously founded and ran Workbench an ed-tech company acquired by Google, a clinical research company, and a high-end custom design and software development shop.

  • Jennifer Klepper

    Head of Operations

    Experienced corporate attorney. Previously Chief Compliance Officer at Workbench, with a focus on data privacy.

  • Isaac Blankensmith

    Head of Design

    Multidisciplinary digital and hardware designer. Previously was design lead at Google and professor at Parsons and School of Visual Arts.

  • Phil Bayer

    Software Engineer

    Multidisciplinary software engineer and designer. Phil has built machine learning education apps, devices for assistive technology, tools for artists, and much more. Previously worked at Google and graduated from Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design.

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