Anna is a Masters student in MIT's Technology Policy Program, and a research assistant at the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship - where she's investigating the viability of local manufacturing and inclusive strategies for industrialization. She has worked with Autodesk, the Fab Lab network, international policy-makers, and grassroots innovators across 50+ countries to foster creative problem-solving and sustainable development. She is a Fulbright fellow and holds Bachelors of Science in Physics and Writing And Humanistic Studies from MIT.Blog Email CV
Investigating global spread of the Maker Movement by mapping global innovation spaces with ASME .
Teacher training program infused with MIT-style learning-by-doing to promote hands-on science regardless of resource constraints.
Co-founder of a .3 acre ecovillage-in-progress in Northern California, currently awaiting city permitting approval. (Image via Tim Anderson)
Curated India's first maker festival in Ahmedabad in 2014, with hundreds of innovations from around the country and thousands of visitors. Now a recurring event every January. (Image via Photophilics)
Method for accurately cutting solar cells by scoring and snapping them, designed for local manufacture of solar panels in Nicaragua as part of MIT's D-Lab: Energy course.
Glove that lights up along the fingers when you make a fist. Stitched and coded at High-Low Tech using the Lilypad Arduino. (Image via High-Low Tech)
Mentored 30 students in a week-long workshop in 2013 and 2014.
Choose-your-own adventure to educate kids about the dangers of asteroid attacks and inspire creative solutions, through NASA and SpaceGAMBIT.
A play about the collapse of Iceland's economy, in two acts. Staged readings performed at OHM2013 and MIT in 2011. Winner of Ilona Karmel award for playwriting, MIT 2011.
Authentically swishy 18th century jacket, using an original sewing pattern.
President of the MIT Lab for Chocolate Science from 2009-2011, managing the distribution of over 700lbs of chocolate each year for science, education, and student life improvement. Want to make your own tea-infused truffles with me? (Image via Elizabeth Washburn)
Hosted 3-day design thinking and prototyping workshop and presented to government officials at Fab Lab Dynamic in Taipei 2014. (Image via Fablab Dynamic)
Both bikinis still connect to the internet.