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 New York City.
I am a software/mechanical engineer. Currently, I work on projects involving web applications and embedded systems. My previous experiences include studying Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, and Robotics and Intelligent Systems at Princeton University, coding at the Hacker Retreat in Berlin and hacking on hardware for Ableton.
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 16 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. I was part of the inaugural class of the Thiel Fellowship, where I worked on accelerating SunSaluter’s growth.
I am a coxswain. 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. I also served as an Assistant Coach. 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.