Joseph Atnafu, Waste Management
Background: Joseph has previously developed production line testing and improvements for the Bayer Group. He came to MIT apply engineering skills to help those in low-income situations. He loves to travel and has lived and worked in China.

David Auerbach, Sales
Background: David worked at Ignia Fund in Mexico and ran Partnerships, Policy, and Outreach at Endeavor. He was the Deputy Chair for Poverty Alleviation at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2005-6, and taught in China for two years.

Nathan Cooke, Product Development
Background: Nathan works as a Designer at the MIT D-Lab, a program that fosters the development of appropriate technologies and sustainable solutions for low-income communities, and is an organizer of the annual International Development Design Summit. He has contributed to the development of several products for improving sustainability at companies like Autodesk and Frog Design.

Michael Hahn, Product Development Manager
Background: Michael is responsible for product development at Sanergy. Before Sanergy he led sanitation product development processes for iDE, WSP, and UNICEF. He was a recent Fulbright Fellow in Cambodia and has focused on product design in developing countries throughout his career. Mike holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Laura Kraft, Waste Management
Background: Laura has spent two years in Kenya managing sanitation and waste reuse programs for GTZ and the Resource-Oriented Sanitation concepts for peri-urban areas in Africa (ROSA) project. As a graduate student, she completed her thesis on “Characterisation of Greywater from peri-urban areas in Nakuru, Kenya” and implemented a community-based environmental conservation and development program in Kakamega, Kenya.

Boniface Ndithia, Sales
Background: Born in Kanjando in Kenya’s Eastern Province, Bonny moved to the Mukuru area of Nairobi at age six. As a teenager, he started an initiative through the Makadara Health Center to supply condoms to local pubs. After getting his fist experience with community improvement projects, Bonny joined U-Tena Performing Arts Group and quickly became an expert in drumming, acting, puppetry, and building puppets – and often shares his skills through workshops at local school and other youth arts and entrepreneurship training.

Dennis Ochieng, Operations
Background: Dennis started his career as one of the pioneer students of Moi University’s School of Public Health. Prior to joining Sanergy, Dennis worked in South Sudan for 5 years in the field of Primary Health Care but with special interest and focus on health system strengthening, performance based financing and monitoring and evaluation. Previously, Dennis had worked at the Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development in Africa (TICH, currently the Great Lakes University of Kisumu) as a lecturer in the department of knowledge management and communication, where he honed his skills of working with communities, performance monitoring and evaluation.

Lindsay Stradley, Operations & Consumer Marketing
Background: Lindsay worked at Bridge International Academies, a network of low-cost schools in the Nairobi slums, and at Google as a Sales & Operations manager. She co-founded a charter school in post-Katrina New Orleans and taught as a Teach For America Corps Member.

Ani Vallabhaneni, Engineering
Background: Ani turned around a chain of dialysis clinics for low-income patients in the Philippines. With a background in technology and operations, he has built startups in India and the US.

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