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Krista Donaldson (MSE Product Design ’98, PhD Mechanical Engineering ‘04) is the CEO of D-REV, a non-profit product development company that designs and delivers products to people living on less than $4 a day.
Donaldson led the release of Brilliance (a low-cost, high-quality phototherapy device that reduces the number of infant deaths and disability caused by newborn jaundice) and ReMotion (an affordable prosthetic knee that is worn by over 4,900 amputees in the developing world).
Donaldson has been named one of Fast Company’s 50 Designers Shaping the Future, is a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, and is the recipient of the General Electric Alva Award for "helping to shape the future by putting ideas into action.”
Before leading D-Rev, Donaldson served as a Diplomacy Fellow for the U.S. Department of State and guided Iraq’s economic policy and the reconstruction of its electricity sector.
Come and hear Donaldson's view of the growing impact of the engineering-design-social enterprise sector.