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Contributing Editors

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Anne Nelson

Anne Nelson has taught at Columbia University since 1995. Ms. Nelson specializes in the area of international media development, and was for...

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Bryse Gaboury

Bryse has managed the implementation of infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia for over a decade. He is a Founder and Managing Director ...

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Christian Benimana

Christian joined MASS in 2010 and is currently leading the implementation of the African Design Centre, a field-based apprenticeship to trai...

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Diana Jue

Diana is COO and co-founder of Essmart, a distribution company for life-improving technologies in southern India. Before her work at Essmart...

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Elizabeth Johansen

Elizabeth Johansen is Senior Advisor to Design that Matters (DtM), Adjunct Faculty with Olin College of Engineering's Affordable Design and ...

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Frank Bergh

Frank is VP of Grid Engineering for Sigora International with experience in renewable energy in a variety of contexts from community-driven ...

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Kate Fogelberg

After spending 10 years working on water and sanitation in Latin America, Africa, and India, Kate joined the Springfield Centre to work on m...

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Kate Gage

Kate Gage has spent the last 8 years working in the Obama Administration on the intersection between technology and global challenges with a...

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Khanjan Mehta

Khanjan Mehta is the inaugural Vice Provost for Creative Inquiry and Director of the Mountaintop Initiative at Lehigh University. Mehta cham...

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Michael Moscherosch

Michael Moscherosch is a Director and Fellow in External Innovation and Alliances for Johnson and Johnson. After many years in Research, Dev...

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Riley Mulhern

Riley is technical WASH advisor for a Bolivian NGO and Mennonite Central Committee volunteer addressing issues of contamination and water qu...

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Satish Babu

A global development practitioner with a background in technology development for grassroots communities, and thematic areas including livel...

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Shivani Siroya

Shivani Siroya is the founder and CEO of InVenture, a mobile technology and data science company that aims to close the credit gap in emergi...

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Susan Davis

Susan is the founder and Executive Director of Improve International. She has 23 years of leadership roles in both the for-profit and non-pr...

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Former Contributors

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Christopher Ategeka

Chris is an award winning Uganda-born Engineer and Social Entrepreneur, who has dedicated his life to changing the healthcare arena in the w...

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David Sengeh

David is a PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab and President of Global Minimum, Inc., a non-profit that helps students prototype their ideas ...

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Garrett Spiegel

Garrett is the Newborn Health Product Manager at D-Rev. He is passionate about using health technology as a vehicle for change. In college, ...

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Jason Kass

Jason founded the social enterprise Toilets for People in 2012 and he serves as its president. He has expertise in water and sanitation engi...

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Jordan Schermerhorn

Jordan is a bioengineer studying Global Health at Duke University, where her research focuses on product implementation in the Middle East a...

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Josh Kearns

Thought Leader

Josh is a PhD candidate in environmental engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a visiting researcher at North Carolina Sta...

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Laura Hudson

As the Chief Executive Officer of the Social Impact Lab, Laura helps people use inclusive technologies to make systems and services more acc...

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Ned Breslin

Ned is CEO of Water For People. He has worked in water and sanitation since 1987, lived for nearly 20 years in Africa and is a winner of the...

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Noel Wilson

Noel is the Creative Director at Catapult Design, a non-profit firm that provides design services to socially driven clients. He has experie...

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Randy Schwemmin

Randy Schwemmin is the Director of Technical Operations at D-Rev, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization that delivers products to im...

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