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 13 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. CNBC recently filmed a Change Makers segment about my work at our headquarters in Bangalore, India.
I am a senior studying Mechanical Engineering at Princeton University, with minors in Computer Science, and Robotics and Intelligent Systems. 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 and coach. 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 coach for my old 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.
I took two life-changing gap years to pursue a Thiel Fellowship from 2011-13, which inspired me to co-revive the Princeton Gap Year Network when I returned to campus. We aim to catalyze discussion around non-traditional undergraduate timelines, improve support for students, and advocate for institutional policy changes.