Ana Luisa Santos graduated from UFRJ (Brazil) in electronics engineering. She has master’s degrees in media technology from the MIT Media Lab and electrical engineering from Coppe/UFRJ.
Since 2007, her experiences in international development have included leading an MIT D-Lab team during their field work in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil; acting as an advisor in the Humanitarian Technology Challenge Project, an IEEE and United Nations Foundation initiative for the development and dissemination of social technologies; and developing solutions for the reuse of waste vegetable oil in collaboration with waste-pickers in Sao Paulo as part of the MIT Green Grease Project, which won an award in the MIT IDEAS Competition in 2012.
Ana is a co-founder of MobGeek, a company targeting the education market with mobile technology solutions.
Ana was a speaker at IEEE N3XT® 2015 Toronto.