E4C’s mission is to prepare, educate and activate the international engineering workforce to improve the quality of life of underserved communities around the world. We do this by providing resources and platforms that accelerate the development of impactful solutions and ensure public health and safety around the globe.
What’s your real-life superpower?
I’m immune to jet lag. A fantastic superpower for someone who is a frequent traveler.
What’s your favorite underrated technology in global development? Post-harvest preservation systems are some of the most underrated but significant technologies in global development. About 1.3 billion tons food gets lost globally per year, and much of that occurs in low-income countries. Efficient agricultural preservation systems (such as off-grid refrigerators and crop storage systems) can reduce food losses substantially and improve food security around the world.
What’s your real-life superpower? I’m immune to jet lag. A fantastic superpower for someone who is a frequent traveler.
What’s in your go bag for fast getaways? Universal power adapter, camera, running shoes, expandable duffel bag for unexpected souvenirs, sunscreen and Sharpies.
What inspires you?
The thoughtful letters I receive from engineers with a vision for an equitable future.
How long have you been with E4C? Since we were in beta with just three dozen testers and a dream.
What’s on your desk? I work on a lap desk on my porch where I can see the Pacific if I stand on tippy toe.
Cell phones or toilets? Toilets. Because, come on. Phones are great, but toilets.
What inspires you?
Human rights and democracy activists.
How long have you been with E4C? Since February 2016
Cell phones or toilets? Phones, since I am passionate about ICT4D and telecom engineer, I stand for cell phones and I believe they can solve many problems in the world!
What’s your real-life superpower? I am a twin, so I sometimes communicate with her without even speaking.
What inspires you?
The wisdom of the old and the passion of the young.
What’s your favorite underrated technology in global development? The wheelchair and other technological designs that address mobility difficulties. Once a society can achieve full accessibility for every single person, then individuals can better support themselves, their families, and their communities.
Cell phones or toilets? Definitely cell phones because information and the ability to communicate will always empower people wherever they live.
What’s your real-life superpower? I drink more milk compared to anyone else I know, and I’ve never had a broken bone, fracture, or even a cavity. Totally worth it.
How long have you been with E4C?
I have been working with the team since 2017.
What's your real-life superpower? My ability to juggle lots of details without letting anything fall through the cracks - the power of my to-do list.
What's on your desk? ‘I’m Kind of a Big Deal’ sign to constantly remind myself that I am powerful, I am important, I am woman - hear me roar!
Cell phones or toilets? Toilets…no one can live without going to the bathroom but I think we could all use a little less time with our cell phones in our daily life.
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Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering, CU Boulder IEEE HAC
Tata Center for Technology & Design, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Innovation Design and Advisory, Global Development Lab, USAID
D-Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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