Hi! I’m Eden. I believe that passion prevails, and I try to live a life of love, proactivity, resilience and intention. Proudly from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, I’m based in the New York City area.
I am building the SunSaluter, an intuitive, gravity-powered device that takes inspiration from ancient water clocks to help solar panels follow the sun and collect up to 40% more electricity, while providing clean water, in off-grid or underdeveloped parts of the world. So far, SunSaluters can be found deployed in 15 countries, and we’ve been honoured by the organizations like the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, Westly Foundation and Mashable/UN Foundation’s Startups for Social Good Challenge. In 2011, I was named a member of the inaugural class of the Thiel Fellowship, where I worked full-time on accelerating SunSaluter’s growth.
I am a mechanical/electrical engineer and programmer. My experiences include studying Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, and Robotics and Intelligent Systems at Princeton University, apprenticing in web development at the Software Craftsmanship Guild, coding at the Hacker Retreat in Berlin and hacking on hardware for Ableton.
I am a coxswain and an Assistant Coach for Princeton Lightweight Women’s Rowing. In the 2013-14 season, I led the Princeton lightweight women’s rowing team (NCAA Division I) to their first Knecht Cup win in nine years, as well as a bronze medal at EAWRC Sprints. In 2012, I led Rowing Canada Aviron’s senior women’s development team of Olympic hopefuls to two gold medals at the 2012 Henley Royal and Holland Beker Regattas, against the German, French, Dutch, Australian and British national teams.