Hi! I’m Eden, proudly from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I want to be a maker of hardware and software when I grow up. I am also learning to create music that articulates what I’m feeling in my soul.
I believe that passion prevails. I try to live a life of love, proactivity, resilience and intention.
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 ten 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. Our goal for 2014 is to build out a manufacturing and distribution operation with our partners in India and Malawi.
I am a senior studying Mechanical Engineering at Princeton University, after taking gap years to pursue a Thiel Fellowship. In 2013, I apprenticed in web development at the Software Craftsmanship Guild. In the summer of 2014, I coded at the Hacker Retreat in Berlin and hacked on hardware for Ableton.
I am a rowing coxswain. In the 2013-14 season, I led the Princeton varsity 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. At present, I serve as a student-coach on the team. 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.