Global Research Innovation & Technology | Executive Director | Cambridge MA Estados Unidos
Tish is currently the Executive Director of GRIT, a nonprofit startup that aims to improve the quality of life for people around the world by bridging the gap between innovation in academia and implementation in the real world. She graduated from MIT in 2010 with an SB in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Applied International Studies. After taking a service learning class called Wheelchair Design for Developing Countries, she became hooked on using her engineering skills for public service. While at MIT she made four trips to East Africa where she worked with local wheelchair technicians to help them improve their designs such they better meet user needs. She has previously worked at the World Bank and the US Department of Health and Human Services. In her spare time, Tish enjoys hiking, traveling, and trying new recipes in the kitchen.