Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts United States
Inspired by: With the ever-increasing frequency and intensity of severe weather events across our planet, climate change is no longer something we can avoid by cutting our use of fossil fuels. While the continued development of sustainable infrastructure is necessary for slowing this global crisis, it is equally crucial to design solutions for adapting to a climate that has already changed. My design philosophy stems directly from this issue, as I aim to develop sustainably-powered technologies for giving victims of extreme weather events equitable and ample access to clean water, electricity, shelter, food, and medicine. I draw design inspiration from thinking about how to harness locally available energy resources, giving the people affected most by climate change the tools and knowledge to directly improve their condition.