13 Badass Moms Who Are Saving the World

September 1, 2015

Talk about a game changer: Krista designs and brings medical technologies to low income populations—and is saving lives in the process. As CEO of the non-profit D-Rev, she led the development of Brilliance, an affordable phototherapy treatment for babies with jaundice, and ReMotion, an $80 prosthetic knee now worn by more than 5,500 amputees. She was also appointed Diplomacy Fellow in the U.S. Department of State’s American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), guiding economic policy and the reconstruction of Iraq’s electricity sector. Krista has been recognized by Fast Company as one of the 50 designers shaping the future and by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer. During a recent interview with KQED, she advised aspiring health entrepreneurs looking to help those less fortunate to “get out there and get experience.… Every time I go on vacation for instance, I stop into clinics and hospitals that use our products. Whenever I do field work, I always learn new things.”

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