Getting girls and young women interested in Engineering – this video
is a great example
Krista Donaldson is the CEO of
D-Rev, a non-profit technology incubator whose mission is to improve
the health and incomes of people living on less than $4 per day.
Krista Donaldson has been working at the intersection of design and
international development for over twelve years, applying engineering
and design to confounding social problems in the developing world. Her
recent work focused on medical devices: Brilliance a device to treat
babies with severe jaundice, and the JaipurKnee, an artificial knee
for developing world amputees. Donaldson was a diplomacy fellow at the
U.S. Department of State, a design engineer with KickStart
International in Nairobi, Kenya, and at the product design firm IDEO.
A native of Nova Scotia, Krista has a BE in Mechanical Engineering
from Vanderbilt University, a MSE (Product Design), MSME and a PhD
from Stanford University. Her doctoral work was among the first to
focus on engineering and social entrepreneurship in less
industrialized economies. Donaldson is also a lecturer at the Hasso
Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University.