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Rajlakshmi De

Co-Director Raj is a second-year MBA Candidate at MIT Sloan School of Management. Her interests include international development, sustainability, technology and analytics. She completed her undergraduate degree in economics at Duke University, and spent three years as a researcher at Stanford Law School and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. As a researcher, Raj studied water infrastructure, health, and education in Malawi, innovation in Kenya and Uganda, and financial instruments in rural India. She has also worked with LinkedIn to measure gendered differences in professional self-promotion. At Sloan, Raj plans to help develop technology products that provide improved access to health, water, and sanitation around the world.


Janelle Heslop

Co-Director Janelle is a dual degree candidate at MIT, where she is pursuing both a M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering and an M.B.A. Before MIT, Janelle was a manager at Veolia, a leading global water services company, where she led the operations of large-scale performance improvement and optimization programs for water utilities. Prior to Veolia, Janelle was a management consultant at GreenOrder, advising Fortune 500 companies on sustainability and innovation. Recently, Janelle was named a GreenBiz 30 Under 30 sustainability leader and nominated to the Grist 50 Fixers list by Lisa Jackson (Apple's environmental VP). She graduated with distinction from Columbia University, receiving a B.S. in Earth and Environmental Engineering. Janelle is passionate about ideas at the intersection of environmental sustainability, resource efficiency, analytics, and technology.